Wine in Spain has a long history: it dates back to the Greek time during the VIII century, although it was the Romans to really develop the wine industry in the region. The extension of vineyards is particularly vast in Spain; but the cultivation density is the lowest in Europe. Spanish Wines are far from being commercial!
Wines from Spain are characterised by a large number of grape varieties. For what regards the red wines, the most common grape is the Grenache, while Tempranillo is considered the noblest. Verdejo and Albarino are instead the most common grape varieties for what regards Spanish white wines.
Sparkling wines from Spain are also great: above all, the Cava from the Catalonia region. Produced in the champenoise traditional method, it is an excellent alternative to Champagne in all big occasions: toast like a real Spaniard!