Pedro Ximénez Gran Barquero, 88 Parker Points!

Jay Miller, Spanish wine taster at Robert Parker’s “The Wine Advocate”, awarded 88 points to our Pedro Ximenez! and 100 points to Perez Barquero PX 1905.

Be welcome to experience Pérez Barquero wines, 100% produced from Pedro Ximenez grapes in the Montilla-Moriles DO.

This wonderful Pedro Ximénez is fresh and harmonious on the palate as a result of the natural process of raising by “asoleo” or drying the grapes in the blazing sun of Andalucía. This process concentrates the sugars and grapes exhibits its full aromatic potential when aged and dried. A tradition solera system and subsequent flor ageing give the wine its dense, auburn color.

It is very aromatic with intense notes of bruised fig, dark chocolate, coffee and exotic tropical sweet woods. A long finish follows. Wonderfully complex, powerful and big.

Serve room temperature or over ice after dinner. Pairs ideally with foie gras, cheese or any number of chocolate or orange desserts 🙂

We are happy to work with the best wineries ever!




Ladybugs, Vineyards… and the Miracle Occurs

Want to know a secret? The more ladybugs there are in a vineyard, the more valuable its wines are.  Ladybugs go with the wine producer for the whole summer, protecting the vineyards from parasites. They are small and apparently insignificant, but an omen for good harvest.

This law of nature has inspired one of our suppliers, Bodegas Mitarte, which has decided to create ‘La secreta‘,  a tribute to ladybugs. A single state wine (Vino de Pago) of excellent quality.

This wine has been made with selected grapes that come from vineyards owned and controlled by the winery. The Pago, the specific place where these old vines are located, stands out for its  singular soil, orientation, location and microclimate.

Take a look at this new acquisition!

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Elaboration: 12 mouths in oak barrels, hand harvested. Vineyards between 60 and 100 years old.

Grapes: Tempranillo 100%

Appellation of Origin: Rioja

Alcohol: 13.5% abv

Tasting Notes: Deep cherry colour, clean and bright. Very tasty, with power and structure but easy to drink. Red fruit jam with delicious aftertaste.

Serving temperature: 16º C

Want to give it try?  This is a exclusive wine that can reach 30 or 40 euros sold in a foreign market, but lucky for you Mitarte has kept for us 150 bottles of La Secreta with a huge discount!

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“Nature, terroir, vineyard, know-how and effort: the secret of a great wine.”

The stars of the month: Single-varietal wines

Wine trends are changing. Now, we want to know more about the history and production, the winery and the winemaking, the vineyards’ location and, of course, about the grape varieties. We are less brand-loyal than ever before and enjoy experimenting across styles. As trend seekers and winelovers we couldn’t miss the opportunity to show you some of our single-varietal collections.

Current varietals leading with consumers include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, followed by Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

A single-varietal wine (monovarietal) is made from a single grape varietal, as the name suggests. Lately some of the most important wineries have decided to focus their attention on the grape variety. This has led to consider it even more important than the Appellation of Origin or the Region where the grapes come from.

Monasterio de Palazuelos Sauvignon Blanc


This wine was born after experimenting with the monovarietal version of a verdejo, its workhorse blending partner, sauvignon.

A pale yellow color with some steely green, the aromas are rich and tropical with grilled pineapple and mango salsa notes.

Its appellation of origin is Rueda and it has 13% ABV

Pinot Grigio Veneto


White wine from Veneto’s tradition with an international Flavour.

Straw yellow with light copper shades. At the smell you can feel the mineral note together with yellow fruits like peach, melon, and strawberry. Good alcoholic strength, sapid and full bodied.
Serving suggestions: Perfect for important occasions it pairs well with appetizers, vegetable main courses, especially with risotto, white meat and fish.

Its appellation of origin is Veneto 11,5%  ABV

Merlot Piedemonte


This wine’s complex and highly varietal perfume is a delight for the senses. The Merlot appears in a cherry red colour with purple hues and has a structured, sweet and fruity mouth. It brings a sweet flavour consisting of blackberries, mixed with a liquorice and violet aroma. It is a perfect companion for meats. To be served at 15 to 18°C.

It has a 12% AVB



Last week the 31st Salón de Gourmets took place in Madrid, the major European event of delicatessen products. It is catalogued as the largest annual showcase of high quality food and beverage products from the Agro-industry branch.

San Jamon’s Team is always looking for updates and new additions to our catalogue, so we just couldn’t miss out the event!

Corridors full of wines, fine charcuterie, cheese, pantry, sweets and snacks. Here you can watch a sneak-peek of our experience:

Inspired by all the wines that we had the opportunity to taste, this month we have included two new types of Campo Viejo, white and rosé. Two varieties of the top-seller foreign wine in the United Kingdom that has always been a part of our collection.


Remember that you can try these and more wines with a huge discount if you are subscribed to our monthly newsletter.

We will be attending new fairs and events during this month, so stay tuned!


What a Mixing!

Spring is being really cold this year, but that hasn’t stopped us from taking our business to a whole new level! Whenever there’s a big event in the ‘gourmet world’ San Jamon Team just cannot miss it!

Last week we had the opportunity to travel to Düsseldorf in order to visit ProWein, one of the biggest wine fairs of the world. Every year this event concentrates wineries representatives as well as attendants from every part of the planet.

We could see first-hand which are the wine trends for this 2017. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon remain as the undisputed leaders, as they are easier for the consumer to understand and more reliable. Nonetheless, the Spanish Rioja wines are on the rise; in fact, Tempranillo is currently the most sold wine in the UK. Furthermore, White Tempranillo is one of the most searched terms in the country. As you may know, Rioja wines have a strong presence in San Jamon.

While walking around the exhibition stands we were able to get in touch with members and providers of Australian, Chilean and New Zealander wineries. That means that we will soon surprise you with some international additions in our catalogue, although we will continue providing you with our classics.

Here it is a sneak-peek of our experience:

There’s a better way to start the week: Chardonnay

We normally like to introduce the new wines in our inventory, but sometimes is good to appreciate the wines that have been with us for years.

That’s the case of Chardonnay Veneto, one of our Italian gems. When asking our wine expert in San Jamon, he defines this wine as “a clear balance of acidity, fruit, mouth feel, finish and palatability.”

Let’s discover what makes this wine so special.



Just glancing at it you will appreciate that it is a white wine with a straw-yellow colour and citrine hints. When smelling it, you’ll feel a floreal and fine fragrance. Now you just got to taste it; check how flavory, harmonious and persistent is!

Wanna try it with food? It’s perfect to pair with first courses in general and second courses of white meat or fish. It is also the ideal wine to take to a Sunday lunch to enjoy as an aperitif with a soft cheese or smoked fish. Serving it at 9-11°C you’ll enjoy every single drop!


Type of wine: Still white wine
Grapes(s): Chardonnay
Appellation of Origin: Italy –> Veneto  IGT
Winery: Vinicola Serena
Alcohol: 11% abv

Take a look around our webpage to find this wine and the special selections that include it. Cheers!

The 4 T’s: Tempranillo, Tinto Fino, Tinta de Toro and Tinta del País



Many wines in our catalogue are made from ‘tempranillo’, ‘tinto fino’, ‘tinta de toro’ and ‘tinta del país’ grapes. These last three are cloned from the tempranillo grapes and are grown in specific parts of Castilla and León. As they are all known as synonyms we will refer to them using the term ‘tempranillo’.

The ‘tempranillo’ is a black grape variety, widely grown in Spain, to make medium to full-bodied red wine. It takes its name after the Spanish diminutive for ‘early’ (temprano), a reference to the fact that it matures several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes.



  • Its peaceful ruby red color.
  • Its distinguished aroma with hints of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla and herbs.
  • A powerful but neutral taste. That’s the reason why it also makes a good combination with Grenache, Cariñena or Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
  • Its capability of being paired with all kinds of food.
  • It’s savory 😉


If you purchase one of our new selections, Holding out for a Tinto and Mixing in the Deep, you’ll be able to enjoy tempranillo in all its glory.

*Remember that you can get a nice discount in these and other selections using the special coupons that you will find in our monthly newsletter.

Why do we love ‘La Planta’ so much?

In the last few months a revolution is taking place in many Spanish bars. More and more people are asking for a plant. Contrary to what many of you could think, what they are asking for is a red wine from Ribera del Duero.

Discover the top 5 reasons makes this wine from Arzuaga Winery so popular.

laplanta-img_40151. Its intense cherry red color

2. Its fresh fruit, licorice and roasted coffee aromas

3. Its rich and powerful taste

4. It can be paired with grilled meat, vegetables and rice

5. You can serve it at room temperature (14-16ºC).

Wanna try it? If you’re subscribed to our newsletter you have now, and during a limited time, the opportunity to get one bottle when purchasing a Jamón Ibérico.

If that’s not enough, you can also get a special price in our new selections: “Holding Out for a Tinto” and “Mixing in the Deep”.


Remember that you can get a nice discount in this, and other selections using the special coupons that you will find in our monthly newsletter.

Author’s Wines with Valentine’s Vives

February is especially known for two things: its releases and Valentine’s Day.

In San Jamon we are constantly adding new products to our catalogue and this month couldn’t be different. We have selected three brand new author’s wines that combine perfectly with these dates. Why don’t you have a look?



Wine & Roses. Author’s Wine from Mitarte Winery. An avant-garde wine from the label to the last drop.

You will be surprised by its fruity taste and its aromas, as it’s been aged in American and French oak barrels for 6 months. Pair it with one of our hams and enjoy it to the fullest!


Zarzuela Joven. A no added sulfites, natural, Ribera del Duero wine. A new acquisition, but made with the best 30-40-year-old vines.

You won’t be able to forget neither its red colour, nor its forest fruit and fresh grape taste. If you decide to combine it with one of our Ibérico hams or charcuterie, you’ll note the difference.


El Marido de mi Amiga. A great Rioja blend. The union of Malvasía, Sauvignon Blanc and Tempranillo Grapes.

Appreciate its straw yellow color. Smell its aromas of tropical fruits. Taste its sensations of fruit and a long, warm finish. Try it with vegetable stews, traditional Rioja-style potatoes, fish and wood-fire roasts.

Now that you have discovered them, you might want to acquire our Author’s Wines Special Selection where you will find all of them including another treble of our best-sellers: the smooth red Guerra de Pura Cepa, the bright withe Mitarte Barrel-Fermented and the intense black-fruity Condesa de Ramos Joven.

Remember that you can get a nice discount in this, and other selections using the special coupons that you will find in our monthly newsletter.


Wine and Ham, a Perfect Christmas Plan

Our telephone is constantly ringing, so that means Christmas must be right around the corner. The days for ‘guaranteed December 24 delivery’ are ticking away, but before they do, we would like to introduce a very special selection dedicated to you all.

Many of you had asked for it, so here it comes:

The Ultimate Rioja Selection

A delightful case with a careful excerpt of 6 types of Rioja wines that sent to you with a free express delivery!

We’ll give you 6 reasons why you should order this case right now:

  1. The personality of a Vallobera Tinto Joven
  2. The strawberry flavour of a Mitarte Madurado Tercera Hoja
  3. The persistent taste of a Mitarte Crianza
  4. The frank nose of a Jaldún Crianza
  5. The ruby red color of a Tres Ducados
  6. The free super-gift that you are going to get: a decanter and 2 packs of extra-tender lomo ibérico (tenderloin)

Bare in mind that there are only 150 collections available and you can purchase yours until Sunday 18th.

And that’s not it! Rioja wine and Iberian ham go hand in hand and, although our Christmas Hampers have flown, we don’t want you to miss this other opportunity!

Ibérico Ham + free gift

We still have a few units of a spectacular Iberico ham precisely selected by our best expert, Miguel. When you purchase your order you’ll be able to choose between two different gifts:

  • A ham-set consisting of a solid-wood holder with a stainless steel knife and sharpener
  • A Casillero del Diablo Reserva Privada 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon red wine bottle

And also express delivery is for free!
Remember to get yours before Sunday 18th or you won’t get it on time for Christmas.

Merry pre-Christmas to you all!