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A feeling of deep responsibility invaded me last March on my way to Logroño, where the Consejo Regulador (regulatory body) of Rioja is located. A blind tasting was awaiting me, and I was...

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La Rioja Alta is one of the most respected Rioja producers and one of my favourites, ever since their wines did so well in the very first comparative tasting I ever arranged, back in the early...

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From €12.40, HK$160, $20.96, £16.95, CA$28.25, 25 Swiss francs, 5,400 yen Find this wine Do your bit for the wine world by saving this nearly extinct species,...

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Unfortunately this will be Luis' last article for us. With a family that is still relatively young, he now needs a more full-time position than JancisRobinson.com can offer. By delightful...

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What is happening in Rioja today? It seems as though more and more wineries are looking backwards at established traditions and the style of yesteryear. The days of excess seem to be (almost)...

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From £14.25 (until 4 Nov), €20.21, 36 Swiss francs, 314.49 Ukrainian Hryvna, 2,290 Roubles Find this wine As I reported yesterday in 25% off all Waitrose (and...

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Pablo Álvarez (pictured) of Ribera del Duero's most respected bodega Vega Sicilia has finally announced what the two wines produced by the company's new enterprise in Rioja will be called. As...

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Luis's tasting notes on this historic tasting can be read in Viña Real - 1933 to 2004 . CVNE is the acronym for Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, the Northern Spanish Wine...

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From $24.99, €17.37, £17.59, 33.90 Swiss francs, Sing$79, Can$65 Find the 2000 Find the 2001 As Purple pagers who read my collection of reviews of wines at Majestic last week...

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From €12.63, $21.47, £17.45, 194.95 Danish krone Find this wine White rioja is a funny old beast. It used to be rich and waxy when successful, flat and oxidised when not....

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Enrique Forner, founder of Marqués de Cáceres, responsible for the wine that is considered to be the first modern Rioja with the initial vintage of 1970, died yesterday at the age of 86....

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Plenty of thoughts from our Purple pagers on the ageworthiness of rioja. See Rioja to last and Traditional rioja on the forum. I first met our new Spanish specialist Luis Gutiérrez in...

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What’s best in Rioja: a blend of Tempranillo with Garnacha and possibly a little Graciano or Mazuelo or single varietal wines made from Tempranillo or Garnacha or Graciano, or even Maturana...

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Rioja in north-east Spain was for long Spain's only high-profile wine region, but in the 1980s it lost many friends by overpricing and under-performing (a pattern which has recurred in Ribera...

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2013  Despite a cool, wet start to the year, a long dry summer in Ribera del Duero heralded full fruit ripeness at harvest, with below average temperatures promising fine flavour...

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