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The Flavors of Spain

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, April 30, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

At Whole Foods Market, we’ve got a pretty serious crush on the wines of Spain. From the powerful, complex Reds of the Montsant region to the balanced nuance and aromatic complexity of the Yecla region’s wines, there’s not much that can improve the exceptional varieties from Spain’s diverse regions ... well, except a perfectly paired bite.

Ahh ... that’s amor.

Spicy chorizo, hearty seafood stews, aromatic dry-cured ham, diverse olive oils and piquant Manchego are just a few of the flavors of Spain that locals and visitors alike swoon over. One taste and you’ll see why. Here are ten of our favorite Spanish-inspired dishes that are the perfect match for your next glass of Spanish wine. Warning: you too may find true love in these perfect pairings.

Perfect your pairings by learning which dish pairs with which Spanish wine here.

What’s your favorite flavor of Spain? Whether it’s a dish or an ingredient, we’d love to hear about it.




NoRecipeRequired says ...
I LOVE these recipes. I took a trip to Spain last year, largely just for the food, and it was incredible. We had several dishes just like these...and the Iberico ham is incredible. Let me add one more to the list with this Spicy Chorizo and Shrimp dish http://www.noreciperequired.com/recipe/shrimp-and-chorizo It's great on it's own, or toss a bit a pasta in - that's great too!
05/02/2012 9:47:32 AM CDT
Lou says ...
I heard there is a wine tasting event at your store on Friday Dec. 7th .What time is the tasting party ?
12/06/2012 9:48:46 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LOU - Our events vary between store locations. I would suggest giving your local store a call or you can check on their store page on our website!
12/06/2012 1:18:17 PM CST