Wines and drinks
The wine sector is of extraordinary relevance in Spain, not only from the economic or environmental point of view, but also from the social and cultural point of view. Red, white, sweet or fortified, wine is one of the favourite drinks to accompany the traditional tapas and a key socialising element. Broadly speaking, wines are divided into wines with Protected Designation of Origin, such as the popular Rioja or Ribera del Duero, wines with Protected Geographical Indication (or “vinos de la tierra” local wines), and table wines.
The food and beverage industry stands out as the country’s first industrial sector, being a decisive and solid sector in Spain’s economic and social development, and key in the consolidation of Spain’s image to the world.