Rioja is on a roll

21 July, 2021

Brits love Rioja – they’re recognisable, affordable, easy to purchase, delicious to drink, and great with foods all year round. While Tempranillo is a core mainstay for Rioja, there’s so much more to the wines from this region, with winemakers working hard to develop more innovative premium wines at all price levels.

It’s December 2020 and I’m holding in my hands a Rioja whose vintage bears the same year. And it’s one of the brightest, freshest, easiest to drink wines I’ve had since moving to the area.

Rioja harvest report 2019

24 October, 2019

The 2019 harvest in the Rioja DOCa saw approximately 385m kg of grapes harvested, of which 342m kg were red.

Rioja’s DO (The Consejo Regulador de Rioja DOCa) has launched its new brand identity.

The Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja has announced growth in its foreign markets across 130 countries.

The Consejo Regulador de la DOCa Rioja has submitted to pressure and brought in new designations for smaller producers and individual vineyard owners.

The DOCa Rioja Control Board has launched an official Rioja Wine Educators programme worldwide.

Rioja producer Ramón Bilbao has bought what it describes as a “dream parcel” of vines in the region, and the winery’s highest altitude owned vineyard to date.

Rioja: Simple success

07 August, 2015

Rioja has never had it so good, says Adam Lechmere, and its producers plan to keep it that way by upping its image

The winemakers of Rioja are doing exceptional things in their attempts at diversification. Hamish Smith reports

The Control Board of DOCa Rioja (The Consejo Regulador Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja) has officially rated the 2013 vintage “good”.

The Consejo Regulador of Rioja (Wines from Rioja) has announced that Rioja sales have reached 277 million litres in 2013, surpassing the all-time record set before the global economic downturn.

Wines from Rioja is to host its first generic tasting in the UK.

The generic body representing the famous Rioja win-producing region in north west Spain has announced that it is to spend  8 million Euros on promoting its wines this year.

Rioja

28 September, 2012

Lucy Britner finds Spain’s best-known wine region is flying the flag for its country with exports up and investment sound

UK importer PLB has been appointed by Rioja winery Bodegas Navajas, with effect from March this year.

Spanish wine group Baron de Ley-El Coto has announced the purchase of winery Carbonera-Bergasa as part of a €5m investment in Rioja white wines.

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Nick Strangeway

Bar food's blurred lines

Once upon a time pubs and bars were somewhere you went with the sole purpose of getting pissed and there wasn’t a knife and fork in sight, just a packet of dry roasted nuts.

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