Tenerife Reds – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Tenerife Reds

New Classics from the Atlantic


top photo by Joshua Greene

The sea of clouds surrounding the north side of El Teide as cold currents from the North Atlantic drive moist air against the wall of Tenerife’s volcanic peaks.

The growers on an archipelago west of Africa’s Moroccan coast are just beginning to understand their quirky inheritance: a seemingly random mix of vines brought to the islands centuries ago. Wayfarers from Europe, mostly but not only from Spain and Portugal, left those plants on their way to the New…

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This story appears in the print issue of August 2018.
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