Musical dinner with paired wines


Spain has an official population of just under 46.5 million people and an annual Yecla production of just over 6.5 million litres, only 5% of which is sold in Spain. This equates to 14cl of wine per person, per year, approximately one fifth of a bottle! Why?
Well it’s a long story which, unfortunately, ends with the parochial nature of the Spanish, those outside of the wine cognoscenti. Bottom line – most Spanish people drink the wine from their area, almost exclusively, occasionally buying from the more famous areas, like Rioja and Ribera del Duero. But what a shame – if only they knew!

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  1. If it wasn’t for you Colin, we may never have come across the Monastrell grape and the wonderful wines from Yelca. So a big thank you for the introduction!


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