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The wines of the Canary Islands, born of lava and sunshine and pressed from rare and ancient grapes, are a the highlights of the islands that most visitors miss out on. We want to change that, so here's the book that helps you understand and enjoy them.

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Friday, 22 January 2016 09:49

Gran Canaria Wine: Great Las Tirajanas Red

A lovely Gran Canaria tinto that makes you feel good about the future of Canarian red wine.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016 15:51

8 Fascinating Facts About Canary Islands Wine

The history of Canarian wine goes all the way back to the Ancient Greeks, and vines from the Canary Islands were the first to be planted in the Americas and Lord Nelson learned to drink with his other hand using wine from Tenerife.

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The budget dry white from one of La Palma's top wineries, this is a fruity and drinkable wine perfect for a hot day.

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Thursday, 10 September 2015 04:38

The Best Canary Islands Wines To Drink With Curry

Canary Islands wines have the intensity and fruit to stand up to a good curry so if you feel like a takeaway, then look out for these bottles in the shops. 

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The wine grape harvest, the earliest in the Northern Hemisphere, is due to start any day. Vineyards expect a bumper harvest.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 08:46

Ever Tried Canary Islands Banana Wine?

When we found Platé banana wine, we just had to try it. What could be more Canarian than wine made from bananas?

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Santa Brigida weekend market is where Las Palmas' well-to-do go to be seen buying their fruit and vegetables. The fruit and veg are good, but prices are higher than at San Lorenzo or San Mateo. There's even an organic food stall.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:06

Lanzarote White Wine Taste Off

With Lanzarote's La Geria, Vega de Yuco and El Grifo white wines common on Gran Canaria supermarket shelves and selling for seven to eight euros, we tasted all three so that you know which is the best buy.

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The best example of the excellent carbonic maceration red wines made in the Canary Islands.

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The Costa Meloneras hotel in Gran Canaria have this on their a la carte restaurant wine list and it's a great example of a dry Canary Islands white. 

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This excellent La Palma dry white is superb value and rivals any Spanish white you can buy for the price in Gran Canaria's supermarkets.

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Friday, 13 March 2015 07:37

Canary Islands Wines: La Palma's La Gota

This is one of the best value Canarian white wines and is easy to find in Gran Canaria's supermarkets.

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"Not without tannins" said the New York Times review of this Gran Canaria red made with local listan negro grapes. It was right: Fronton has a hint of wood resin from the oak barrels but also enough fruit and herby notes to make it a great value Gran Canaria red.

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Lanzarote's volcanic soils produce many of the Canary Islands' best white wines and their only bottle of fizz. Fortunately the El Grifo Brut Malvasia is a cracker.

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This Gran Canaria white wine is sex in a bottle. Don't leave the island without tracking it down and trying it.
 
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The Canarian wine scene hasn't buzzed this much since Shakespeare's time. New wineries start up every year and there's always a new wine to try. However, because most wineries on the islands are small you can only buy them close to where they are grown. Great if you have the time and transport but a pain if you're in Gran Canaria on holiday.

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