A snapshot of Rioja today


Tasting notes on 68 of the 100 top riojas specially selected by a British tasting panel. See also Andrew Licudi's cri de coeur published today. 

For the third time in three years, a panel of UK wine professionals headed by Masters of Wine Sarah Jane Evans and Tim Atkin was charged with coming up with the 10 best riojas in each of 10 categories. The fruits of their labours were shown off in one of the spare banking halls that proliferate in the City of London. (Many of them are now restaurants.) This year the categories were as follows, with...