This summer I'm trying to help you out of your seasonal drinking ruts. So far I've suggest some delicious alternatives to your standard drinking fare. Consider Portuguese whites, Soave, and of course Chenin from South Africa as tips worthy of investigation.

Today I turn my attention to Spain, and in particular towards Rueda and it's mainstay variety: Verdejo. Long a blending grape with little following out side of its home, Verdejo has begun to attract the attention of drinkers in the know as of late. It's a fascinating grape that offers up nutty aromas, I find almond and coconut often, that are just mouthwatering, and a blend of fruits that tend to retain a suggestion of bitterness whether the flavors verge towards the peachy end of the spectrum of remain more apple and citrus flavored.