La Rioja (English /lə riːˈoʊhə/; Spanish: [la ˈrjoxa]) is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its capital is Logroño. Other cities and towns in the province include Calahorra, Arnedo, Alfaro, Haro, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and Nájera. It has an estimated population of 322,415 inhabitants (INE 2010).It covers part of the Ebro valley towards its north and the Iberian Range in the south. The community is a single province, so there is no County Council and it is organized into 174 municipalities.
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    • 12 wines for International Tempranillo Day

      These 12 wines show tempranillo in many of its 21st century styles. There’s classic tempranillo from the Rioja region of Spain; post-modern Spanish tempranillo; regional tempranillo from Texas and Colorado; a highly-regarded Oregon label; and even one from Argentina. Tempranillo for years languished in wine’s outer orbit, though that banishment had little to do with quality.

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    • Let the gems begin

      Wine review at VINTAGES of Norman Hardie Chardonnay County Unfiltered 2012 by Godello If the premature lashing of cold, snow and ice weren’t enough to get you thinking about holiday shopping, get thee to Liquor Control Board on Ontario store on the weekend. Same time, every year. The LCBO stocks the shelves, isles and pyramid displays with more booze than anyone should ever b ...

    • Wine of The Week: 2001 La Rioja Alta “904″ Gran Reserva #TempranilloDay

      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 2001 La Rioja Alta “904″ Gran Reserva The Winery La Rioja Alta, S.A. was founded in 1890 when five Riojan and Basque families who shared a passion for wine, founded the ‘Sociedad Vinícola de La Rioja Alta’.

      Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • Faustino Rioja

    … In response to those who asked for my opinion on the ‘100 point’ Faustino Rioja 2001 (#976662 $35.95) coming to Vintages this Saturday, (scoring controversy aside) I think it would be a delicious fireside sipper. Mellow, mature and loaded with sweet vanilla flavours from the oak cask. Definitely an end of evening drink. Not far removed from Tawny Port. Worth the splurge, if only to experience an old Rioja. Post Tags: red wine, Rioja, Spain About the Author …

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  • Pleasures of the #GrapeDay – Delicious Tempranillo

    …, the #GrenacheDay, prompted me to open a special bottle which was a lucky occasion, as the wine was about to turn over the hill. Two days ago we were celebrating Tempranillo, a noble grape of Spain. Tempranillo is the most planted red grape in Spain, with the best and most famous wines coming from Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Toro regions. But over…

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  • White Rioja and Red Sancerre

    … White Rioja on ice at an event in NYC, 07/2013 The joy of discovery and the unexpected is one of the great delights in drinking wine. Rioja typically conjures up images of luscious, oak-aged red wines made from Tempranillo. And, of course, Sancerre immediately brings to mind refreshing, lively, and mineral-driven white wines. Rightly so given…

    Rebecca Canan/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Herederos Del Marqués de Riscal (Spain) - Wine Reviews

    …Tonight's wines are a pair of Spanish wines from Marqués de Riscal. Founded in 1858, Marques de Riscal is one of the oldest wineries in all of Rioja. Their first wines were bottled four years later, in 1862, and won numerous awards over the years. Fast forward to 1972, when Marqués de Riscal produced their first white wines in Rueda. This winery…

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 4 readers -
  • Big release, bigger wines

    … 2001, Churton Estate Pinot Noir 2010, Aurelio Settimo Rocche Dell’annunziata Barolo 2008, Jonata Todos Red 2010, Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Ontanon Gran Reserva 2001, Rioja, Spain (939736, $39.95, WineAlign) A re-taste ups the ante and the score. Here, finally a 2001 Rioja that reeks of the maturity it announces. For a 13 year-old wine…

  • November Wine Round Up: California, Spain & Italy

    … For our November #winewednesday, we tried six wines and today I’m reviewing five of them – these came from Spain, Italy and California. Whites: Matanzas Creek Winery sent a three pack of wines – two whites and one red. Matanzas Creek has estate-wines that are certified to be sustainable from two different organizations. 2013 Matanzas Creek…

    Dallas Wine Chickin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • So what does a 89 year old table wine taste like?

    … I have just written up a Marques de Murrieta Rioja tasting, where we got to drink, among other lovely older wines, a bottle of Castillo Ygay 1925. It was remarkable. Tasting old wines like this can be a bit random. By the time a wine is more than 20 years old, there’s no such thing as ‘that wine’ – each bottle takes on a personality of its own…

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  • 2012 Collazzi Libertà & 2009 Cune Rioja Reserva

    … tannins, spice, black pepper, and a long finish. Don't save this one for pizza night--make a marinara sauce from scratch and boil up a big pot of spaghetti and meatballs. This wine deserves a home cooked meal. 2009 Cune Rioja Reserva Rioja, Spain $20, 13.5% abv. 85% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano, 5% Garnacha Tinta Light chocolate and leather…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviewsin Syrah Merlot- 1 readers -
  • 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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