Explore excellent wines made from the Tempranillo grape with this archive of wine reviews, articles and winemaker profiles from Opening a Bottle.
7 Summer Wines: Seek Out and Geek Out
From Porch-Pounders to a Sturdy Red Best Served Cold
Even Tempered Tempranillo: Tinto Pesquera Crianza
400 Words (Or So) On the Changing Times in Wine
First-Taste Guide to Toro Red Wines
It's Not Named After a Bull, But It Certainly Acts Like One
Perfect Pairing: Crianza Tempranillo & Grilled Pork Chops
350 Words (Or So) on a Wine Pairing That Always Works
Clos Pons: An Essential Winemaker of Spain
But First, a Few Thoughts on Hanging Out in Wine Shops
6 Wines for Spring: Lightning Round Recommendations
Happy spring. After the winter I’ve had, I’m happy to embrace the new season and rediscover my backyard...
How to Host a Spanish Wine Tasting
Over the weekend, we invited a group of friends to our home to partake in a Spanish wine...
Flores del Callejo from Ribera del Duero
Old World and New World. In other words, Europe and Everybody Else: they’re essentially the two kingdoms of wine...
Overlooked by Wine Enthusiast: Qupé Maxtap Cuvée
Ahh, the 100-point system for scoring wine. Is there a taller lightning rod in wine circles than...
To the Douro with Quinta de la Rosa Reserva
How One Wine Lead Me Down the Rabbit Hole of Douro Reds
Beginner’s Guide to Buying Rioja Red Wines
On a recent outing to my local wine shop, I surveyed their aisle of Spanish wine looking for something...
2009 Viña Eguía Rioja Reserva
Reaffirming Why I Love Rioja in the First Place