It brings me great pleasure to be able to present this celebration of Spain's brilliant wines. For me, this selection is in many ways unprecedented with most of my buying decisions made from the comfort of my home rather than from several visits to the country's striking vineyards. However, I'm delighted to report that the many samples I tasted highlighted again that Spain's winemaking credentials are on overdrive. The value across all price points, in particular from £5.95 to £30, is world beating.
Featured here are many Society favourites, new vintages and brilliant growers but there are also several completely new wines from producers that were on my radar to visit this year. And at a time of year when the comforting flavours of Rioja really come into their own, it felt only right to feature an expanded selection from Spain's most famous region of all.