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Tag Archives: Rioja

The Spanish Wine Holiday Survival Pack

Thankfully, the joyous stretch of time known as “the Holidays” come once a year and last only a few weeks. Seeing old friends and family can be really great and this makes it a favorite time of year for many; on the contrary, social expectations and family traditions can also […]

Lesser Known Wines of Catalunya Not to MISS!

That very first glass of Spanish wine – the wine that opened pandora’s box – consisted of a deep red from Rioja. Surrounded by expats, while lounging on a terrace in Madrid, the conversation turned from jovial bantering to obstinance. Don’t you know that Spain only had one decent wine region? That only […]

Renting an AirBnB in Spain – 5 Tips to Finding Great Wine

Editor’s Note: With more people opting to save money with Airbnb and Casa Rural (rural house) rentals when visiting Spain, it’s difficult to know how to stock your wine cooler. Enter any retail shop or supermarket and you’re flooded with options. Hence, this guide is a precursor to your next trip – a […]

Cheese from Picos de Europa: Home of the Spanish Blues

Shared between three autonomous communities (Principado de Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León), the Picos de Europa mountain range towers above the north-western Spanish seaboard south of the Bay of Biscay. These mighty limestone mountains with steeply jagged peaks, deep cave formations and exuberant alpine forests are home to some […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Beauty of San Isidro

  Photographer: Jose Prieto Capture Date: May 15, 2014 Location: Plaza de Callao, San Isidro, Spain About: The picture was taken during the Brass Band Concert, as two young girls looked on in awe. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target as”, then […]

Rioja Terroir: Approaching the concept of terruño in wine

Editor’s Note:  With a view to the EWBC: Digital Wine Communications Conference launching in just a few weeks, John Perry has taken a very complicated concept – Terroir – and broken it down in a fascinating and approachable way to help us understand how it significantly affects Riojan wine.  Wine has a complicated […]

Oak in Riojan Wine: Fundamental or a style choice

Editor’s Note: In exciting anticipation of the #EWBC (#DWCC), which will be held in Rioja in just 3 weeks, Quentin Sadler explains how the success, the aromas and flavours of Rioja wine all revolve around oak. The red wines of Rioja are the first love of many wine drinkers. I think that is […]