(Last Updated On: 31/08/2017)
This might come as a shock but… I do not drink wine. Yes, I am Spanish and I do not drink wine. At least I did not until a year ago. The weird thing is that I love cooking with wine. Meatballs, pasta with ragù, chicken casserole and many other dishes I make have wine. I wonder whether it is the taste of alcohol in wine I do not like? Who knows!

I started drinking wine (very occasionally, though) about a year ago and I blame a white wine from Extremadura called Primavera Blanco. I had not heard of it until suddenly everybody started talking about it. Some of my friends and even my mum (a non drinker) became good fans of it, so when I went home in December last year I gave it a try at a Christmas dinner with friends at a local restaurant in Don Benito.

White wine Primavera Blanco

I could not believe I liked it. Me. Liking wine. That was news. It tasted so soft, sweet and fruity and was so easy to drink! I have tried hundreds of wines with the hope of getting into it, but to no avail. What did they do with Primavera Blanco to make it so drinkable?

A few weeks afterwards I watched a video where a representative of Bodegas Sani, the producers, explained how the wine was made. She said this particular wine was targeting first-time drinkers and could get people into liking wine. Well, they certainly succeeded with me and many people I know, so give it a try when you are in Extremadura.

PRACTICAL INFO
Name of product: Sani Primavera Blanco
Type of grape: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol volume: 10%
Winery: Bodegas Sani, Almendralejo (Badajoz)

 

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Irene Corchado Resmella
Spanish Sworn Translator and Content Writer at ICR Translations
Spanish translator living in Oxford (UK) sharing my home region of Extremadura with the world to encourage travellers to discover a different Spain.
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