A Bodega by Any Other Name…

We always love to hear from our club members, particularly after they’ve received a shipment and had a chance to try at least one of the featured bottlings.

That’s what happened recently when this question came our way…

QUESTION: I recently received a shipment of wines from Spain—thank you, The World of Wine club!—and noticed that all of the bottles had the word bodega on them. Is that the common name for a Spanish winery?

ANSWER: Yes. But there’s more to it than that.

In Spain, the word is used to describe all kinds of wine-related entities, including wineries, wine stores and anywhere wine is made.

Even less specifically, it’s also used to describe grocery stores and convenience stores.

Tomorrow: We’ll head to Spain to check out the winegrowing region of Rías Baixas.

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