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- proper n. the region, La Rioja in northern Spain
- n. the wine (mostly red) of that region
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- n. dry red table wine from the Rioja region of northern Spain
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Old-fashioned, well-aged Rioja is a beautiful thing.
Grenache, of course, is not the top dog in Rioja, land of Tempranillo.
When we came upon a bottle of 2001 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja for $30 she said, "Oh, 2001 in Rioja was a fantastic vintage!"
Their own vines devastated, they began working in Rioja vineyards and selling Rioja wine.
He pointed me to the Rioja maker Contino — a relatively new (1974) winery that was one of the first in Rioja to sell single-estate wines — as an exemplar of the best of the old and new.
There things remained until the 1960s, when new and young wine fans discovered in Rioja a wine they could afford — and one they could drink right away, without the space - and time-hogging tedium of cellaring.
Wine Future in Rioja – opening Pandora’s bottle of grenache | Dr Vino's wine blog
Wine Future in Rioja – opening Pandora’s bottle of grenache
This doesn’t mean that some journalists in Rioja weren’t working on the story.
So the King of Spain, 18 bottles of Grenache, and a man wanted by Interpol walk into a conference in Rioja.
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