Rueda has emerged as one of Spain’s most amiable white wines, and the 2009 Viña Gormaz Rueda goes a long way to support that claim. It is truly a wine to sip and savor, or simply guzzle. It pairs especially well with tapas, fish, and all kinds of appetizers. So, why not try it with toasted bread rounds, smeared with a delicate crab dip or lobster spread. Shrimp, scallops, and prawns, prepared Provencal style in a heady white wine, garlic, and tomato sauce, won’t cause this Viña Gormaz offering to blush either. Baked cod or haddock with a Panko crust, Calamari Frito, Maryland-Style Crab Cakes, sushi and sashimi offer additional, mouthwatering pairings. Melon wrapped in prosciutto or better still thin slices of Spain’s peerless Jamon Ibérico, a delicious acorn fed ham, offers a peerless partner to Viña Gormaz’s Rueda. In addition, nearly all kinds of cow, sheep, and goat’s milk cheese provide superb accompaniments, too. Empanadas and tasty chicken salads made with fruit, walnuts, and Mediterranean herbs offer other tasty pairings. Enjoy!