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75th Anniversary of La Rioja Alta’s Viña Ardanza: 1989-2008 Vertical

In 1942, Leandro Ardanza Angulo, President of La Rioja Alta, released the first vintage of the iconic wine, Viña Ardanza. His goal was to make a Rioja wine in the style of Burgundy and for that reason chose a Burgundy-style … Continue reading

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Rioja’s Unique, Historical López de Heredia Winery: New Releases

Lôpez de Heredia is Rioja’s most traditional winery and one of the most special wineries in the world. It remains true to the winemaking precepts of its founder Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta who founded the winery in 1877, … Continue reading

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Michel Rolland’s New Spanish Wines

Michel Rolland has made wine all over the world, and we’ve tasted his wines in many of the places where we’ve traveled—Argentina, South Africa, and, of course, France.  Now, he extends his global reach to a neighboring country, Spain, where … Continue reading

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Women Winemakers of Rioja

Women have always played an important role in tending the vines, picking the fruit, and pressing the grapes in Rioja, but in recent years they have also assumed an important role in winemaking. Indeed, no other wine region of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Finest Wines of Rioja and Northwest Spain.

This book is a part of the series of illustrated guides the University of California is publishing called Fine Wine Editions. The books follow an outline that will look familiar to the readers of the International Wine Review. The first … Continue reading

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Rioja’s Noteworthy Wine Producers

In Report #13 The Wines of Rioja: Classical and New Wave, the International Wine Review identifies 30 noteworthy producers of classical (CL) and new wave (NW) Rioja wines. These producers are among the many outstanding wineries in Rioja whose wines … Continue reading

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Rioja Wine and Food Pairing at Jaelo Restaurant

Pairing Rioja Wine with Food : A Tasting at Jaleo Restaurant Traditionally, wine was produced in Rioja as a beverage to accompany meals, and that tradition continues today.The dry minerality of Rioja’s whites and the complex earthiness of its reds … Continue reading

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