Happy Tempranillo Day everyone!!! For those of you furrowing your brow over the term, let me give you a Tempranillo rundown. It's a variety of red grape used for wine. Oh, did I mention that I'm a BIG fan of red wine? Well I am, and I always make sure to have it on hand for every celebration.

The name comes from temprano which in Spanish means early, due to its early ripening and harvesting. This type of grape occupies more than 75% of vineyards in Rioja, Spain - a region near and dear to my heart.
Rioja's cool growing conditions produce fruity, well-balanced wines with moderate alcohol...aka, great for sipping. Wink, wink ;)

While living in Spain, I used to go on a yearly trip to the Rioja wine country with ma girls. Rioja wine reminds me of fond memories, hearty laughs, unforgettable friends and family. Here are some of my favorite snapshots of my multiple wine trips and vineyard stomping.


Cheers to you and fabulous memory making!

Click here to read this post in Spanish.

The blog received Rioja wine for review, but all opinions and comments are my own.

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