A great article describing both the [wine and food in La Rioja->http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/08/28/travel/28rioja.html?8dpc=&pagewanted=all], courtesy of the New York Times. Meanwhile, new regions outside of Rioja, [are equally getting recognized for their wines,->http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/entertainment/12526390.htm] and I assume that this trend will only continue well into the future as the Iberian peninsula grows in fame.
Personally, after reading the article, it makes me want to seek out a [Gran Campo Viejo cava->http://50connect.co.uk/index.asp?main=http%3A//50connect.co.uk/50c/articlepages/foodanddrink_index.asp%3Fsc%3Dgoodwineguide%26aID%3D13137] for a nice late summer’s evening. As mentioned in the article: [Saddam liked his Mateus->http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=101451] rose while living high in Baghdad. Maybe he did have weapons of ‘wine image’ destruction after all!
Somehow, I am still amazed as to how people are still waking up to Spanish and Portuguese wines. Just take Toledo for example, which has finally [been recognized for their exceptional wines beyond sherry and port->http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050412/COLUMNIST32/504120351/-1/NEWS17].
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