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At Contino, Rioja, with winemaker Jesús Madrazo

Food & Drink / Wine : Jamie Goode's Wine Blog

Contino is an estate-based winery, which is unusual in Rioja. It’s based on a 62 hectare vineyard that is at the beginning of Rioja Alavesa, not far from Logroño. The vineyard is in a 100 hectare meander of the River Ebro, facing so...

Review: Beronia 2011 Rioja Crianza and 2010 Rioja Reserva

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Drink Hacker

These affordable Rioja wines actually include the grape breakdown on the labels, a rarity for Spanish wines. Naturally, both expressions are mostly tempranillo, with some other native grapes added for kick. While I did not try pairi...

Wine School: Wine School: Rioja

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Diner's Journal

To understand the arc of Rioja’s evolution, we will explore traditional Rioja Reservas, wines aged for at least three years.

Review: Cune Rioja 2010 Crianza and 2013 Monopole

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Drink Hacker

Cune, pronounced coo-nay, is a major producer of a range of Rioja wines. Alternately known as Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE), Spain’s Cune dates back to 1879. Thoughts on two of its new releases follow. 2010 Cune Rioja...

Hotel Los Agustinos

Lifestyle / Travel : Travel

A four-star hotel in a restored former convent in Haro, known as the "wine capital of La Rioja", making a good base for exploration of local bodegas including Roda, Muga and CVNE.


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