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  • Article Don't quote me

    Rioja – where are the classics?

    Andrew Licudi, who commutes between Gibraltar and Edinburgh and wrote this recent competition entry, laments the passing of classical rioja. See…

    30 Oct 2018 Guest contributor
  • Article Tasting articles

    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. …

    30 Oct 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Roda Cirsion vertical

    Jancis presents notes on, and the background to, one of Rioja's most famous modern top bottlings. Sometimes it seems as though there is no end to…

    8 Oct 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    Rioja embraces geography

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also Riojas old and new. Rioja is on a roll. Rolling out all sorts of new features…

    12 May 2018 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Riojas old and new

    Recently I have been lucky enough to enjoy a selection of particularly mature riojas and a hand-picked selection of current ones. The occasions were…

    11 May 2018 Jancis Robinson
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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
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​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
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Wines of the week

    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
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Free for all

    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
  • Article Inside information

    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