Canary Island wine – background

Tameran winery on a sunny day in the Canary Islands

A thorough primer to the wines of the Canary Islands. See also Ferran's tasting notes on 100 wines from these islands.

With its delicate profile, characteristic salinity and that note that we invariably describe as ‘volcanic’, Canary wine has been arousing great interest in Spain and the rest of the world for some time now. I can say now with total conviction that there is no major wine list in Spain in which the Canary Islands are not represented.

Last September, I had the great luck to take part in a blind tasting at Bevir, a restaurant in Las Palmas de Gran...