Club Write-ups

Explorers Club
March 2022

Tim's Wine Market

“The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain” is a tongue twister that will no doubt be familiar to amateur meteorologists and My Fair Lady fans alike. However, the actual location of said plain is the autonomous region of Castilla y Leon, home to some of Spain’s oldest cities and more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other region in Europe. It is also home to an extreme continental climate, with cold, humid winters and hot, dry summers, that has lent itself to viticulture since the days of the Phoenicians. This month, we will examine two growing regions that lie along the path of the Duero River, the part of the plain most likely to see that aforementioned rain, and examine the history and terroir of each.

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Ipsum Verdejo 2019

Torremorón Ribera del Duero 2018

Albóndigas (Spanish Meatballs)