Wine of the Week: 2005 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva

    Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out. My Wine Of The Week is the 2005 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva. The Winery Herederos de Marqués de Riscal, founded in 1858, is one of the oldest wineries in Rioja.

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    Izadi Rioja Blanco 2013, Spain

    This grew on me… Izadi Rioja Blanco 2013, Spain (£14.99 Eton Vintners, New Forest Wines, Charlie Crown, Grape & Grind, The Cellar at Clevedon, Bentley’s Wine Merchants, Loki, Aitken Wines, Lockett Bros, The Fine Wine Company, ...

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      Taron Cepas Centenarias Rioja 2010

      Pennsylvania Vine Company - - 3 readers - Taron Cepas Centenarias Rioja 2010 Posted on October 6, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Recently, it came to our attention that the PLCB is trialing an exploratory “focus program” highlighting a variety of wine regions at its premium stores. As part of the pilot, Rioja will be a push in October explained Bob Trimble, head of luxury product management for the state agency.

      Some highlights from the Waitrose Press Tasting

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 3 readers - We wine journos are in the middle of press tasting season at the moment, with all the major supermarkets showing off their ranges. Buying standards for UK supermarkets are very high, but what makes life difficult for the buyers are their margin requirements, especially in the days of 25% off entire range special offers.

      The Case of Wine

      Tom's Wine Line - - 3 readers - A post or two back, in the course of celebrating Chateau Gloria, I waxed nostalgic about my long-ago teaching myself wine by drinking through a mixed case that a knowledgeable retailer put together for me. Shortly after writing that, I received an impressive solicitation – from The Wall Street Journal, no less – to try a steeply discounted 15-bottle case (?!) of wine and sign ...

      Rioja and Napoleon Dynamite

      Pull the cork - - 2 readers - October 19, 2014 Rioja and Napoleon Dynamite We met our new awesome neighbours last night – inviting them over for a bottle of wine. Two hours and one lovely bottle of Rioja later, we felt like old friends. Photo taken in front of my copper paella pan using my iPhone. In fact this entire post was done with my iPhone – including using the LCBO app to scan the barcode on the ...

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      … unrelated wines, but these are often linked by importer or distributor, or sometimes by grape or style. Thus the pairing shown here of two hearty reds in the $20 range. 2012 Collazzi Libertà Toscana IGT 55% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 15% Sangiovese $24, 14% abv. Syrah and Sangiovese really dominate with the Merlot playing a surprisingly background role. Big…

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      Wine of the week: Faustino VII Tinto 2010

      … quite a bit on store shelves). It’s a Spanish red from the Rioja region, made with tempranillo, and about as old-fashioned a Rioja as you’ll find these days — from the Roman numerals to its traditional style, which is one reason why a 2010 $10 wine is still drinkable. The Spanish rarely make wines, even cheap ones, that go off in a year or two…

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      Wine on company time

      … Algonquin Park, October 2014 From the Middle English octobre and the Latin October, meaning “eight,” just how the month of October became the Julian and Gregorian 10th is a matter of bad juju. The corporate bumbling by way of the insertion of January and February into the Roman calendar screwed up all available etymological kismet. Perhaps…

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      October Wine Round-Up

      … Now that the weather has cooled down in Texas, I’ve been lucky enough to get a number of wine shipments coming my way. Those shipments led us to another #TipsyTuesday with a group of work colleagues. Sometimes you have to kiss many frogs before you find your prince, but this time we had a great line-up of wines from around the world. We tried 15…

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      Rioja and Napoleon Dynamite

      … app to scan the barcode on the bottle and come up with this… Also, the Montecillo is $2 off this month and is quite fruit forward for a Rioja, but you can still taste the dry, hot summer. We have another in the cellar [my basement floor - but cellar sounds better] so we may look for more new friends again soon. Or have our neighbours over again…

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      Some highlights from the Waitrose Press Tasting

      … with the balancing 10% Petit Verdot. 13.3% alcohol. Beautifully floral blackberry and blackcurrant nose. Sweet, ripe, pure textured palate with amazing purity of fruit. Quite delicious. 90/100 (£8.99 Waitrose) Stemmari Pinot Noir 2012 Sicily, Italy Normally I wouldn’t expect much from a Sicilian Pinot, but this is rather good. From chalky soils…

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      Izadi Rioja Blanco 2013, Spain

      …This grew on me… Izadi Rioja Blanco 2013, Spain (£14.99 Eton Vintners, New Forest Wines, Charlie Crown, Grape & Grind, The Cellar at Clevedon, Bentley’s Wine Merchants, Loki, Aitken Wines, Lockett Bros, The Fine Wine Company,,, A wine that’s as much about texture as flavour. There’s not much…

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      Taron Cepas Centenarias Rioja 2010

      … as the Philadelphia Wine Examiner. Based outside of Philly and father of a future gourmand, Jeff is a photographer, runner and PR pro who has drained many worldwide destinations of wine, beer and spirits including Europe, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Argentina, Central America and Alaska. Bottles that hold his attention tend to emanate from…

      3 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Orben Rioja 2009, Spain

      … Think there was a better, gentler wine to be made here… Orben Rioja 2009, Spain (£23.99 Eton Vintners, Charlie Crown, Grape & Grind, Scarlet Wines, The Jolly Vintner Too, The Cellar at Clevedon, Aitken Wines, WoodWinters, The Fine Wine Company,, Starts off rather big and oaky, and remains large (it’s…

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      The Case of Wine

      … own mouth, and you can learn wine only with that same instrument. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it’s no match for the tongue. This entry was posted on October 3, 2014 at 7:00 am and is filed under Bordeaux, California, Chianti, France, Italy, Rhone, Rioja, Sicily, South America, Spain. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …

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      Morum Rioja Crianza 2010

      …Autumn is starting to roll in, it will be sad to say goodbye to the lovely summer England has enjoyed in 2015, but there’s plenty of upsides. I can wrap up warm in a blankie to watch Scandinavian TV, and I’ve got all sorts of soup recipes ready to try out. I’m also looking forward to a selection of autumnal wines. I started easy with a Morum Rioja…

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