An undeniable advantage of Spanish regions is that different grape varieties mature all year round, enabling uninterrupted production of the drink. The country's climatic conditions also contribute to the high yields. Thanks to the varied climate, Spaniards grow crops that allow for the production of any type of wine, from dry to semi-sweet (with low sugar content and higher).
Like their European neighbors, the Spaniards have introduced a classification of wine quality, with the following categories available for purchase:
- Table: No characteristics are indicated on the label.
- Local: Marks the year of harvest and region of production.
- Vintage DO: A wine from a particular winery, judged by professionals.
- Vintage DOC: The highest grade, now only produced in Catalonia.