News

Nov 01, 2020
New Press - Wine & Spirits
Wine & Spirits Magazine publishes their highly acclaimed Buying Guide of the very best wines from the past year’s tastings... ... More >
Oct 15, 2020
New Press – Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator October 2020 New Releases issue is here! Three of Grapes of Spain red wines have been highlighted ... More >
Oct 06, 2020
New Press - Wine Review Online
A new release from Bodegas San Roman earns 96 points, and more from Wine Review Online… More >
Oct 02, 2020
New Press - Washington Post calls Txakoli Malda 2018 Exceptional!
"Delicious and fascinating as long as you aren’t expecting a simple sip"... More >
Oct 01, 2020
New Press - Wine & Spirits
Wine & Spirits Magazine October 2020 issue is here! One of Grapes of Spain red wines has been highlighted: ... More >
Sep 18, 2020
New Press - Washington Post calls Acentor Rioja 2018 Exceptional!
"For those cool autumn evenings around the fire pit, we’ve got a savory Spanish Rioja to round out the lineup" ... More >
Sep 04, 2020
New Press - Washington Post calls Solarce White 2017 Exceptional!
"We round out our late summer wine list with a rosé and a hearty white Rioja from Spain" … More >
Aug 01, 2020
Wine Review Online - August 2020
The new releases from Bodegas Elias Mora earn 93 points, and more from Wine Review Online… More >
Jul 24, 2020
Wine Spectator - Daily Picks
Bertola Oloroso 12 Years Old Sherry NV More >
Jul 17, 2020
Wine Spectator - Daily Picks
Victoria Manzanilla Seleccion Sherry NV More >
Jul 04, 2020
Wine Spectator - Daily Picks
Pemartin Fino Sherry NV More >
Jul 01, 2020
Wine Review Online - July 2020
The new releases from Bodegas Arrocal earn 93 points, and more from Wine Review Online... More >
Jun 29, 2020
New Press - Wine & Spirits
Year’s Best and Best Buys August 2020 issue is here! Grapes of Spain wines have been highlighted in both categories to include: ... More >
Jun 29, 2020
New Press - Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator's sherry reviews are here! Bodegas y Viñedos Diez Merito sherries, the newest addition to our portfolio, outperformed many others in the categ... ... More >
Jun 01, 2020
Wine Spectator - Daily Picks
Legado del Moncayo Garnacha 2018 More >
May 15, 2020
Wine Spectator - Daily Picks
Acentor Garnacha 2017 More >
May 11, 2020
Wine Spectator - Daily Picks
Legado del Moncayo Vendimia Seleccionada “Montaña” 2017 More >
Apr 24, 2020
New Press - Washington Post calls Rios de Tinta 2018 Excellent
We’ve all been having a lot of rough days lately, so a wine... More >
Mar 11, 2020
Wine Spectator - Daily Picks
Legado del Moncayo Dry Muscat 2017 More >
Mar 07, 2020
New Press - View from the Cellar; Issue #85
While we all face challenges in business and risk contracting/spreading Covid-19, we are happy to share a bit of good news... ... More >
Mar 05, 2020
New Pess - WS highlights Luna Beberide Godello and Acentor Garnacha
WS scores LB Godello 90, Acentor Garnacha 88 More >
Feb 13, 2020
Wine Spectator - Daily Picks
Biutiful Cava Brut NV More >
Feb 06, 2020
New Press - Wine Spectator highlights Legado del Moncayo Garnacha
WS scores Legado del Moncayo Garnacha 90 points More >
Jan 31, 2020
New Press - Wash Post suggests Biutiful Cava for your Valentine
Biutiful Cava for your Valentine via Wash Post More >
Jan 10, 2020
2 Diez Merito Sherries called "Great Values" in The Washington Post
Diez Merito Sherries - "Exceptional" and "Great Value" More >
Dec 13, 2019
New Press - Wash Post calls Cygnus Brut Nature Cava Great Value/Exceptional Quality
Cygnus Cava Brut Nature - Great Value Wash Post More >
Dec 03, 2019
Wine Spectator - Daily Picks
Legado del Moncayo Rosado 2018 More >
Nov 22, 2019
Luna Beberide Mencia 2018 - Jancis Robinson's Wine of the Week
Oct 31, 2019
San Roman Toro 2015 selected to Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2019
San Roman is a Top 100 Cellar Selection More >
Oct 29, 2019
Wine Review Online - New Reviews October 2019
Paixar 2016 earns 96 points, and more from Wine Review Online More >
Aug 30, 2019
New Press - Wash Post highlights Arrocal and Legado del Moncayo
Legado del Moncayo Garnacha greatest value of the week More >
Aug 01, 2019
New Press - Wine & Spirits Magazine, August 2019
Year's Best Summer Sparklers:
Cygnus Brut Nature making a splash!... More >
Jul 31, 2019
Wine Enthusiast praises Prima Toro 2016
Prima Toro 2016 earns 91 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine More >
Jul 31, 2019
Adras Mencia considered in the top 7 best Mencia's from Spain
VinePair selects Adras Mencia 2016 to their list of the top 7 Mencia from Spain. More >
Jul 03, 2019
VinePair recognizes Grapes of Spain for delivering outstanding value Cava
Grapes of Spain imports 3 of the 8 best Cavas under $15 More >
Jun 20, 2019
New Press - International Wine Review, June 2019
After examining our reviews of the wines in Aurelio’s portfolio, readers will realize if they don’t already that Spanish wines offer tremendous value for money ... More >
May 14, 2019
New Press - Wine & Spirits Magazine, May 2019
Arrocal Cosecha 2017 Ribera del Duero – 90 points Best Buy More >
Apr 25, 2019
New Press - Vinous Media Mediterranean Spain April 2019
New Reviews for Cava, Priorat, Terra Alta, Valencia, Utiel-Requena and Jumilla. More >
Mar 31, 2019
New Press - Vinous Media Northern Spain March 2019
New reviews with a focus on regions across Northern Spain including Rias Baixas, Ribeira Sacra, Bierzo, Tierra de Leon and Navarra. ... More >
Feb 28, 2019
New Press - Robert Parker Wine Advocate on Bierzo Feb. '19
New Review for Luna Beberide's estate wines from Bierzo. More >
Feb 22, 2019
New Press - Vinous Media Rioja February 2019
Rioja highlights from Vinous Media including Campellares and Vina Otano. More >
Jan 21, 2019
New Press - Washington Wine Blog
“Simply put, [San Roman] is one of the great wines of the world.” More >
Dec 05, 2018
Ribera del Duero Top 100
Journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin's newest report, Ribera del Duero Top 100, has recognized Garmon 2016 ... More >
Dec 01, 2018
New Press - Wine & Spirits Magazine, December 2018
Wine & Spirit's 2018 Year's Best list is here! Viña Otano made it to the list TWICE with one of the wines also earning a Best Buy... ... More >
Nov 09, 2018
New Press - The Wine Enthusiast, November 2018
"To no surprise, this is intense and powerful on the palate. Flavors of maple, chocolate, More >
Nov 06, 2018
Featured - Wine Review Online, November 2018
"Medium-bodied, with open fruit flavors recalling white melon, tangerine and autumn pear, this is quite juicy and ... More >
Oct 30, 2018
New Press - Wine Review Online, October 2018
A pair of 95 point scores for Gran Elias Mora Toro 2012 and Astrales 2014 Ribera del Duero. More >
Sep 02, 2018
Medals for Casa la Rad Riojas at Mundus Vini 2018
Both Casa la Rad White 2015and Red 2015 Riojas have earned GOLD medals at Mundus Vini 2018, the 23rd Grand International Wine Award. ... More >
Aug 31, 2018
New Press - Robert Parker Wine Advocate on Ribera del Duero and Toro
"Luis Gutierrez, the editor in charge of reviews for Spain at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate has published reviews of the latest vintages from Ribera del Duero and Toro. ... More >
Aug 06, 2018
New Press from James Suckling - August 2018
James Suckling recently published his annual Spanish tasting report. He has tasted and rated wines from Luna Beberide (Bierzo), Caudalia (Navarra) and Casa la Rad (Rioja) among others. ... More >
Jul 23, 2018
New Press - View from the Cellar Issue #75 May/June 2018
John Gilman, publishes View from the Cellar 6 times a year with incredibly detailed tasting notes. In the May/June 2018 issue he had a focus on Spanish wines, including a broad range of the current Grapes of Spain portfolio. ... More >
Jun 19, 2018
San Roman Toro 2014 - 94 points Highly Recommended
"The latest issue of The Wine Spectator's Advance newsletter featured a number of highly rated and recommended wines including:
San Roman Toro 2014 ... More >
Jun 14, 2018
First Reviews for 2017 Roses
"Rose sales continue at a furious pace. In the last few years we've slowly been adding additional rose wines to our portfolio. We currently represent 4 dry, rose wines; two made from Garnacha, one from Tempranillo and one from Bobal. ... More >
May 01, 2018
New Press from Wine & Spirits Magazine
"Wine and Spirits Magazine's latest issue lavishes high praise on two of our outstanding red wines.
Garmon DO Ribera del Duero 2015 - 94 points and Descarte DO Toro 2014 - 93 points
""Rich in Mediterranean spice and a powerful layer of black fruits, this is a classic Toro""" ... More >
Feb 20, 2018
Astrales Ribera del Duero 2014 - 93 points Wine Enthusiast
"We are pleased to announce the Astrales Ribera del Duero 2014 continues its string of outstanding accolades with a new, 93 point score and selection as Editor's Choice in the upcoming April issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. ... More >
Dec 31, 2017
San Roman Toro - a powerfully good bottle that tells richly compelling stories
Wine and Travel blog Wine Thirty Flight is sharing the ten bottles that most dominated their wine consciousness, that kept them talking and remembering every peculiar scent and taste, and that opened their eyes to histories and landscapes they may have not previously known during 2017. ... More >
Dec 29, 2017
Manuel Manzaneque's Castilla wines rated by The Wine Advocate
"The latest issue of Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate includes reviews of Manuel Manzaneque's wines in the Latest releases from Central Spain article. ... More >
May 18, 2017
New Press for Luna Beberide Godello 2015 at Maker's Table
Called a "terrific value" and possessing a "a serious, stony heart," Luna Beberide's 2015 Godello got a nice write up on the Maker's Table wine blog. ... More >
May 16, 2017
New Press for Adras Godello 2014 at Maker's Table
"It’s spritely, a bowlful of succulent yellow tree fruits, white petals, and green olives. The body yields a pleasant, sappy grapeyness festooned with laurel and herbs. The acidity is medium and the wine finishes slowly; what lingers is like apple skin rubbed with lemon oil and brine." ... More >

Events

SPANISH WINE DINNER AT RARE STEAK HOUSE RESTAURANT WITH GRAPES OF SPAIN
Jun 23, 2021
TIME:     7:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M.
WHERE:     RARE Steak House - Washington, DC
Join us for a special wine tasting dinner with Aurelio Cabestrero of Grapes of Spain on Wednesday, June 23rd from 7:00 to 10:00 in the evening at RARE Steak House Restaurant.

Tickets are $150 per person (all inclusive)

Guests will enjoy a five-course menu. Each course will be paired with the wonderful wines of Grapes of Spain selected by owner, Aurelio Cabestrero. Throughout the dinner, Aurelio will explain the wines being served.

THE MENU AND WINE PAIRINGS (All wines served at the dinner will be available to purchase at special prices)

WELCOME AMUSE BOUCHE
Watermelon Gazpacho
Cucumber, Pepper Relish
1+1=3 CYGNUS CAVA BRUT NATURE RESERVA NV, Cava D.O.

First Course
Gambas al Sofrito
Head-on Shrimp, Sofrito, Olives, Chorizo, Basque Butter
GRAN VINUM ALBARIÑO SELECCIÓN ESPECIAL 2020, Rias Baixas D.O.

Second Course
Bacalao
Poached Cod, Saffron Calasparra Rice, Almond Romesco
VIÑA OTANO GRAN RESERVA BLANCO 2010, Rioja D.O.Ca.

Main Course
Medallón de Solomillo al Jerez
Broiled Filet Mignon, Roasted Marbled Potatoes, Sherry Mustard Cream
SAN ROMAN 2017, Toro D.O.

Dessert
Crèma Catalan
Cinnamon, Seasonal Fresh Berries
BERTOLA CREAM NV, Jerez - Xeres - Sherry D.O.

See you there!


“SUMMER IN SPAIN” WINE DINNER AT BOTANERO RESTAURANT WITH GRAPES OF SPAIN
Jun 22, 2021
TIME:     6:30PM-10:00PM
WHERE:     Botanero Restaurant - Rockville, MD
Join us on Tuesday, June 22 from 6:30pm-10:00pm at Botanero Restaurant in Rockville, MD as Aurelio Cabestrero, owner of Grapes of Spain, leads guests through an exciting tasting of some of Spain's best wines, perfect for summer, while dining on a six course dinner prepared by executive chef Jaime Planas.

Tickets are $109 per person, includes all wines, six course dinner, taxes, and gratuity.

Guests will enjoy a six-course menu. Each course will be paired with the wonderful wines from Grapes of Spain selected by Aurelio Cabestrero. Throughout the dinner, Aurelio will explain the wines being served.

THE MENU AND WINE PAIRINGS (All wines served at the dinner will be available to purchase at special prices)

First Course
ARTICHOKES MOUSSE CROSINI
Artichoke mousse spread, garlic confit, spicy cherry tomato jam
1+1=3 CYGNUS CAVA BRUT RESERVA NV, CAVA D.O.

Second Course
SMOKED TROUT SALAD
Smoked trout, pinto beans, diced shallot, carrot, gooseberry vinaigrette
MANTEL BLANCO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020, RUEDA D.O.

Third Course
ROASTED QUAIL
Roasted quail, wild rice, pomegranate and orange glaze
BOVALE ROSÉ 2020, UTIEL-REQUENA D.O.

Fourth Course
PORK ROULADE
Stuffed Pork tenderloin with kale and apricot, puff pastry, creamy brie sauce
SOLARCE ROSÉ 2020, RIOJA D.O.Ca.

Fifth Course
RACK OF LAMB
Roasted rack of lamb, smoked potato purée, cabernet sauce
FINCA LUNA BEBERIDE 2018, BIERZO D.O.

Sixth Course
NAPOLEAN
Layers of puff pastry, mascarpone pastry cream, crumble candied almond and marsala wine crème anglaise
PEMARTIN CREAM SHERRY NV, JEREZ-XERES-SHERRY D.O.

See you there!