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Tag Archives: Viura

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 […]

White Rioja: A story of redemption

Editor’s Note: In the run up to the #EWBC (#DWCC) happening next week, Tara O’Leary, has placed the spotlight on what makes Rioja white wine such a treasure! Spain, the country of matadors, Gaudí and Rafa Nadal; of vibrant fiestas, flamenco and fútbol; of tapas, paella and manchego; of Sherry, Cava and […]

I Love Verdejo: Enticing Spanish White Varieties

Editor’s Note: Quentin Sadler, a prolific wine writer with a penchant for Spanish wine, has kindly agreed to contribute some vinous thoughts from England. We’d like to to warmly thank Quentin for sharing his experiences with us, and trust you’ll enjoy his passion and prose. In summer, my thoughts turn […]

Rioja Grapes: The 7 Treasures that Make Rioja Wine Sing!

When we published our Rioja report on Monday, we failed to include one key element – grapes! You know those small, round, juicy little fruits that you loved to pop in your mouth as a kid, one by one, or could even be used as killer ammunition against your annoying […]

2005 Tobia Rioja Alma de Tobia

2005 Tobia Rioja Alma de Tobia – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (10/4/2006)50% Malvasia, 40% Viura, 10% other grapes – Fermented in French oak barrels, stirred on it’s lees for 4 months. Sample bottle sent to me from the Bodega.Not sure how to describe this one. Very clear as you pour […]

2005 Bodegas Luberri Rioja Maceración Carbónica

2005 Bodegas Luberri Rioja Maceración Carbónica – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (5/16/2006) Tempranillo and Viura blend Dark and night like in color. Funky nose with deep plum, and rich cherry notes leaving the glass. Think in the mouth with a high acidty the light tannins give way to soft red […]