Category Archives: Rioja

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 108 — Vinport.com Wines for August/September 2014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/108_Ep_108__Vinport_Wines_August_2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:50 — 30.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this podcast we review the six selections on the vinport.com/wfnp page. As M.C. Ice says — these selections just keep getting better. This is an amazing batch and one you’ll want to hear about, even if...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Ep 057 — Benchmark Wines of the Old World

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/57Ep057_BenchmarkWinesOldWorld.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:48 — 25.1MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSFollowing a catch up on shout-outs (thank you so much for the comments!) and a listener question about “bottleshock” and transport of wine, we hit the main topic, given to us by Paula Kidwell,...

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

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/39Ep039_Spain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:34 — 21.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter 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...

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...