Rioja put to the test


Rioja 10 x 10 is the name of a competition aimed at identifying the very best Rioja wines on the UK market, in 10 different categories. Through a series of blind tastings led by Tim Atkin MW and Sarah Jane Evans MW, a selection was made to represent the many different faces of the region – covering different varieties, styles and colours. 

I focused on the reds, which are so often some of the most rewarding and under-priced wines available from anywhere. Generally speaking, they were very impressive – and offer a much wider choice of styles that many might...