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  • n. Alternative capitalization of Rioja


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  • To save my from my humdrum existence he met me at the Chandos for a swift one and then forced me at gunpoint to eat tapas and drink white rioja, which is my new favourite thing.

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  • It was all washed down with a rioja from Spain and a sauvignon blanc from Argentina.

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  • The wine here is rioja at its most wonderfully smooth, supple and strawberry-scented, with a certain mellow quality that accentuates the tenderness of perfectly cooked, pink-centred, roast lamb, but with plenty of supporting acidity to cut through the fat.

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  • The brasserie restaurant, the Swan, is increasingly well-regarded and the ground-floor bar menu includes a limited number of affordable appetising dishes, such as Cotswold Legbar poached eggs on toast and a daily savoury tart with chips and salad (£5-£7), as well snacks like scotch eggs and sausages cooked in rioja (£4-£5).

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  • In the main hall, a packed audience and a splash of rioja do a lot to pull up the mercury; backstage, however, founder Mehmet Ergen admits: "It is not so warm."

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  • As roasted asparagus, steaming Castillian soup and solomillo de cebón ibérico (pork sirloin) were laid before us along with warm glasses of rioja, our waiter became our new best friend.

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  • We had all been drinking lots of glasses of poor white rioja at the tapas place around the corner from where I lived which was just a coincidence.

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  • Another instrumental (I think that's four in all), but when the piano-playing is this good – full, rounded, vigorous, like a rioja viagra cocktail – it would be churlish to deny it.

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  • I had a bowl of lobster bisque and monk fish with juniper berries, and a white rioja.

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  • As roasted asparagus, steaming Castillian soup and solomillio de cebón ibérico was laid before us along with warm glasses of rioja, our waiter began to morph into one of the most amazing people we'd ever met.

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