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    Rioja riding high

    Judging by the crowds of young professionals that were crammed into London's Banking Hall one evening last October, rioja is enjoying a surge in…

    8 Feb 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    ​Aldonia 2015 riojas

    From €5.86, $8.98, £8.95, 1,274 yen, 2,098 Icelandic krona, 94 Brazilian reals Find these wines Today, Friday the thirteenth, we offer yet another…

    13 Oct 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Viña Ardanza Reserva: new release, and older vintages

    Twenty quid doesn't usually go far in the world of fine wine, but one of the world's finest riojas can be bought for exactly that price. Viña Ardanza…

    21 Aug 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    Rioja'n'Roll and other Spanish finds

    Rioja'n'Roll is the name of an unofficial association of eight restless winemakers in Rioja. They share the same purpose: introducing the B-side of…

    15 Feb 2017 Ferran Centelles
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    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…

    30 Nov 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    Ramón Bilbao, Lalomba Rosado 2015 Rioja

    From €16.90, £20  Find this wine  Premium rosé can seem like a cynical category, especially considering the slew of expensive Provence pinks that…

    26 Aug 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    Vega Sicilia - revolution not required

    Vega Sicilia’s new technical director Gonzalo Iturriaga de Juan, who arrived at the estate in September last year, has quickly picked up owner and CEO…

    1 Mar 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    Heart-breakingly pure Cariñena

    In an ancient book on viticulture published in 1791 entitled Agricultura general y gobierno de la casa de campo (General agriculture and governance of…

    24 Feb 2016 Ferran Centelles
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    Spain in a pickle

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Recently one of the most admired producers of Rioja, Artadi, announced that…

    6 Feb 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    2015 in Spain - a vintage report

    Ahead of tomorrow's massive compilation of tasting notes on Spanish and Portuguese wines, we publish this report on the vintage currently in Spain's…

    8 Dec 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    Telmo Rodriguez and beautiful Rioja

    Corpus linguistics studies language on the basis of real-life sampling. An analysis of Telmo Rodriguez' narratives would highlight the frequency of…

    24 Aug 2015 Julia Harding MW
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    Spanish aristocracy?

    3 May I have just added reviews of three wines from Alonso del Yerro which is clearly managing to harness alcohol in both Ribera del Duero and Toro.…

    1 May 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    ​CVNE Barrel Fermented Blanco 2013 Rioja

    From £7.85, €9.95, 2,295 yen   Find the Contino 2011 Find the CVNE Barrel Fermented 2013 / CVNE Viña Real 2013 My co-author Hugh Johnson and I…

    14 Nov 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    1964 - a slice of Rioja history

    The 1964 vintage is famous in the Rioja region so I leapt at the chance to taste a selection before a generic rioja tasting held in London at the…

    23 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    The Tempranillo craze

    A shorter version of this article is also published by the Financial Times.We were entertaining an American specialist in fine wine the other day. She…

    11 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson