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Toro the rising star

IF Ribera del Duero is the defending champion of Spanish red wines, then the region D.O. Toro must certainly be considered a leading contender. A mere decade ago, most of the wine world had never heard of the region of Toro. Now, this new star status region boasts some of the most popular and "biggest" wines of Spain. In the wine world, the word "big" refers to concentrated wines with high alcohol. The wines of the more famous Ribera del Duero are certainly big, but the wines of Toro are even bigger. Purest may still side with the Ribera del Duero because of the combination of power and elegance. However, if one's taste preference is a huge, well-made red wine then Toro wines are your sumptuous solution. There are not many Toro wines available in Shanghai but a few good ones are Gago Cosecha Vino Tinto and Dehesa Gago Cosecha. If big and bigger is your thing, then wines from Toro are certainly the right ones for you.

Spanish kingdom of quality big red wines

Wine and travel have long been great partners. For those who make their living writing and talking about wines, travel is not a luxury but an essential.

As you read this column, I'll be flying back to Shanghai from a one-week trip to Spain's historic first kingdom, the region of Castilla y Leon.

This expansive region in the north of Spain produces many of Spain's greatest wines. Rolling mountains, low-flying clouds and valleys filled with vines provide visitors with a striking, somewhat wild and windswept landscape.

These influences of nature also make the region perfect for making high-quality red wines. Castilla y Leon is a huge place with nine major wine regions. The most famous is D.O. Ribera del Duero, while D.O. Toro is the new "rock star" region with hoards of adoring wine drinking fans.


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