From “Best Kept Secret” to “Next Big Thing”

July 1st, 2020

Master Somm Seminar on Spain’s #1 White Wine: From “Best Kept Secret” to “Next Big Thing”

Hidden in the high plains of Castilla y León in Northern Spain, the region of Rueda boasts harsh conditions in which the indigenous Verdejo varietal thrives. Resulting in bright and balanced wines, Rueda Verdejos reflect an ancient tradition and a pure sense of place yet have a timeless appeal that knows no borders. Lush and smooth, yet highly aromatic with refreshing acidity, we like to think of them as a step up from Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.

In the video below, join Brooklyn’s own Master Sommelier Alexander LaPratt to learn more about Verdejo wines of Rueda. During the 45-minute session, you’ll explore Rueda Verdejo’s diversity in styles, high price-to-quality ratio and the quality and authenticity that make these wines an easy sell by the glass or on the retail floor. If you’d like to taste along with Alexander, grab your wines at with a 10% off code using RiberaRueda.

Alexander’s Key Takeaway: “Rueda, hands-down, is one of the best values in the white wine world for the minerality and the style. Many of them are like ‘Wow, this is great,’ and once you know the price, it’s a no-brainer. If I’m going to spend $12 on something, you might as well get a beautiful bottle of Rueda.”

Watch the video today and get to know Spain’s next big white wine trend!