¿Por qué Iberia?
We started with Spain and Portugal for 3 main reasons:
- It's the most dynamic (and constantly changing) area in the wine world today
- There wasn't a good map currently available (for France there are a few)
- It's a great looking land mass!
This is simply the only up to date wine map of the region now available!
The one very simple thing that distinguishes our approach to wine maps is that the wine regions don't stop at the border. In reality, wine regions reflect the regional differences that underlie the country borders. Catalunya and the Basque Country which both overlap France and Spain are just two examples.
We're working on France and Germany right now which will be available early next year. Then on to Italy. And then to the New World!
A big thanks to my graphic designer brother Mark who is mainly responsible for how good the the map looks and to Gabriella and Ryan Opaz of Catavino
fame for their huge help in fact checking.
The Wine Map of Iberia
is currently available in our online shop
for $29.95 and will soon be available on amazon.com and fine shops everywhere. They will also be available in Spain and Europe from Catavino
in a few weeks.
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