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When we talk about Spain, we are talking about the second largest producer of wine in the world, behind Italy alone, and the largest producer in terms of the use of indigenous grape varieties.
The history of the vine in this country is very old, even pre-Roman, and was probably imported by the Carthaginians, and in fact as early as the second century B.C. there are records of Iberian wines being traded in Rome.
The Spanish wine tradition continued under Arab rule and was further strengthened in the 13th century by the Christians, who boosted the production and export of local products.
In the 1500s, Jerez wines achieved great commercial success, especially among the English, and this was due to the ease with which the fortified wines could be transported by ship.
Apart from the Jerez area, those of Rioja, Spain's first Denomination of Origin in 1925, Catalunya and Ribera del Duero are also well known.
From The Unknown Winecaster channel
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