Daily Wine News: White Wines Now Allowed in Ribera del Duero

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-10-2019

In Ribera del Duero. (Wikimedia)

In Ribera del Duero. (Wikimedia)

“Ribera del Duero’s ruling council has changed its regulations to allow the region’s wineries to make white wines under the main DO for the first time in its history,” reports the Drinks Business.

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