Almudena Alberca is Spain’s only female Master of Wine as well as the technical director of Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos, a group that makes wines in six different Spanish regions including Rueda, Rioja and Ribera del Duero. She’s something of a phenomenon. Listen to us chat about why she chose wine rather than cheese as a career, her time in New Zealand, the finer points of the Tempranillo grape and how rediscovered minority varieties could be a partial answer to climate change.
To read more about Almudena’s wines, have a look at the Entrecanales Domecq website. You can also follow her on Instagram @almudenaalberca
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