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    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.

    4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

    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, Winedirect.co.uk ...

    4 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      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 up ...

      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 bottl ...

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      October Wine Round-Up

      … wines, one was corked and one didn’t make the cut, but the rest were solid wines. White In the spirit of full disclosure, these wines were supposed to be part of Natural Chardonnay Day #ChardDay and I ended up having to go out of town for work. I gave notice to the folks coordinating and they were nice enough to tell me to save them for a rainy…

      1 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Rioja and Napoleon Dynamite

      …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…

      2 readers - By Travis Oke/ Pull the cork

      Some highlights from the Waitrose Press Tasting

      … at an altitude of 250 metres, it’s juicy, bright, berryish and very tasty, with supple red cherry fruit and some leafy notes, as well as plums and spice. 88/100 (£7.99 Waitrose) Terredora di Paolo Aglianico 2011 Campania, Italy 13% alcohol. From calcareous soils, just 7 days on the skins. Juicy, bright and mellow with nice spicy, grippy structure under…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      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, Winedirect.co.uk, Thedrinkshop.com, Slurp.co.uk) A wine that’s as much about texture as flavour. There’s not much…

      4 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Taron Cepas Centenarias Rioja 2010

      … for a younger, or joven, style. The vines, however are in the neighborhood of 100 years of age. That’s, well, traditional. The wine is also elegant, intense and worthy of its luxury tariff. The selling point is impeccable balance. Polished yet packing girth, it’s intensely and deeply plum-colored. The clarity of the fruit combined with acidic…

      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, Winedirect.co.uk, Thedrinkshop.com) Starts off rather big and oaky, and remains large (it’s…

      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      The Case of Wine

      … only 10 different wines. The red wine collection (you could choose red, white, or mixed) contained the following wines: an Argentinean Pinot noir a Rioja Riserva a red Bordeaux a California Cabernet a Côtes du Rhône a Chianti (2 bottles) a Chilean Malbec (2 bottles) a Languedoc Cabernet (2 bottles) a Gran Riserva “Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon” (2…

      3 readers - By Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line

      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…

      1 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

      My European Odyssey–Week Three

      …As some of you might recall, I am over in Europe this month leading a few bike trips. The first three weeks are firmly behind me (and the fourth week is about to end), so I thought I would give a few updates through some photos. I have tried to be better at snapping photos on this trip, but I still need to constantly remind myself to get off…

      2 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

      Polite Cowboy

      …He’s a tall drink, for sure. Well groomed, dusty boots and soft spice. On the youthful side, which preys on my insecurities of being considered a cougar, but I like the way this 2012 organic Rioja kicks the dirt and calls me “Ma’am” with a soft, respectful drawal. On the other side of the coin, he lacks the certain finesse and bravado of my…

      5 readers - By Vixen and Vine

      Weekly Wine Quiz #114: Grape Trivia – Viura / Macabeo

      … it is susceptible to mildew and rot – to get the best results the grape often requires extensive pruning and lots of attention in the vineyard. But – good white Rioja is a magnificent wine, with incredible aromatics and delicious bouquet, and can age and gain complexity for decades – it is well worth the trouble! In addition to white Rioja, Macabeo…

      4 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

      … been following his career, and it is amazing to see what he has done with Rioja (where his family comes from), Priorat (where he set the standard for its current excellence), and Bierzo (whose terroir he is making well-known). How do you spend your days off? Although I have many professional responsibilities – being the Chairman of Montes Wines…

      15 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

      …Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014 September 12, 2014 Portland Wine Tastings E & R Wine Shop 5:30-7:30 Every Day Wine French, Really Good French; $12 – 2013 Domaine de la Bregeonnette Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Valley – 2012 Domaine de Veilloux Cheverny “Les Veilleurs” Rouge, Loire Valley (70% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay Noir…

      1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      …. The exceptional whites of the area tend to be oak aged with nutty and creamy notes of apricots and peaches. The Wines of Central Spain Nearly all of the top quality wines in the area have adopted the use of blending French varieties, such as Syrah, Cabernet and Petit Verdot, with the local grapes of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal. Tempranillo: Once known…

      7 readers - By Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly