Category Archives: Rioja

A Grand Rioja Tasting: Finally, an Strong Identity Emerges!

Post Summary Points Great changes in Rioja have occured What are differences between traditional and modern styles Rioja Basics Traditional producer reviews (CVNE, Bodegas Riojanas) Modern producer reviews (Vintae, Bodega Ontañón) ______________________________________________ The more time I spend in wine, the more I realize that you can’t pre-judge anything.   Two...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 39 — Spain

After some fabulous shout outs (thank you so much for the awesome feedback) and a great listener question on “why do wines go on sale? (a little inside the industry on this one!), this week we cover Spain. First we brush up on history, covering how the Phoenicians, Moors, and...

Alternative Reds Tasting At Parish: The Re-Cap

Last Wednesday, March 31, I did a tasting at Parish Foods & Goods on Alternative Red Wines. It was a good event (prevented from greatness because some people didn’t make it due to ATL traffic, oh joy!) and we tasted five great wines, all which elicited strong reactions from the...