For over 25 years Jose Penin has written about the wines and wine growers of Spain and in 1980 created Spain’s first wine magazine Bouquet. As a freelance author today he works for prominent Spanish media such as “El Pais” and “Tiempo”, as well as many culinary magazines. In 1990 he published “Guia Penin de los vinos de Espana” which has become the market leader in its field. His totally independent and honest opinions have decided the success or failure of the wines he tastes and year in year out the sommeliers world-wide check his views and criticisms.
The guide covers over 6000 wines from 2600 wineries. Amazon.co.uk have the book on pre-release price of £20. I have found previous issues of the guide invaluable.
I have put together a Top 5 Spanish Retailers list over on UKWinesOnline.