Five sexy Spanish wines to try now
Right or wrong, French wines seem to conjure up images of wood-paneled studies where "serious" oenophiles sip Burgundy and debate Bordeaux futures. Italian wine perceptions run the gamut -- you've got Barolo fanatics who kneel before the throne of King Nebbiolo along with fans of simpler stuff like pinot grigio.
The Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra 2011 is one sexy Spanish wine.
But Spain? Spain is different. There is something about Spanish wine that evokes visions of sultry summertime evenings spent doing nothing more strenuous than planning your next round of tapas or soaking up the mellifluous strains of flamenco. In a word, Spanish wine is sexy. Below, our picks for five of the sexiest Spanish wines to savor -- particularly as summer gives way to fall.