You are currently viewing the International Edition. You can also switch to the Hong Kong Edition.
Wednesday 1 July 2015

If that's interesting, how about these?

Flavoured styles lead drinks NPD

A new report from Nielsen shows that flavoured variants are dominating more...

Mateus rosé clears up its design

Portuguese rosé brand Mateus is switching to a clear glass bottle this summer, more...

Winemaker Sting sings to his wines

Musician Sting has revealed that he often sings in his wine cellar and likes to more...

Marketing and eCommerce Manager

London, United Kingdom

Competitive, includes equity options

Top 10 wines in the UK press

An "epic" Riesling, a "Grecian beauty" that "gobsmacks with opulent tropical more...

Hardys invests £4m in summer of cricket

Hardys has unveiled a new £4 million consumer marketing campaign to tie in more...

Diageo appoints North America president

Deirdre Mahlan, Diageo's chief financial officer, has been announced as the more...

Head of On-Trade Sales

London, United Kingdom

Rioja a ‘victim of its own success’

Rioja has become a victim of its own success, unsustainably driven by low more...

Scots invited to explore Chianti Classico and Prosecco

The promotional bodies for Prosecco Conegliano-Valdobbiadene and Chianti more...

Tesco to announce more sales woes

Tesco's travails look set to continue, as City analysts say it is preparing to more...

E-commerce, Sales & Marketing Executive

London, United Kingdom

Competitive salary and bonus package based on experience and qualification.

Depp puts French estate on sale for £16.5m

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has put his estate in the south of France, which more...

Rioja revellers soaked in wine battle

Thousands have taken part in Rioja's annual wine fight, drenching each other more...

Lidl hints at plans for online wine shop

UK supermarket Lidl has not ruled out launching an online wine shop, reporting more...

UK Sales Manager

London, United Kingdom

Bordeaux 2005: Biggest movers

Expectation surrounding the 2005s is building and pushing up prices for top more...

Pimm's and English wine sales leap

UK supermarket Waitrose has noted a surge in sales for Pimm's, strawberries and more...

Q&A: John Barbier, the Colorado cook-vintner

“I have never followed a recipe in my life, I’m a man of instinct”, more...

World's best beer and wine festivals

Forget Glastonbury, these are the festivals you should be making a beeline for more...

UK craves Spanish wining and dining

British foodies are passing over Bordeaux and Burgundy in favour of Spanish more...

China recognises 'Bordeaux'

China has said it now recognises the term “Bordeaux” as a brand after what more...

Social Media Editor

Competitive

Cockburn’s wins the boat race

Cockburn’s has won the 2015 Barcos Rabelos race, featuring the boats that more...

Burgundian négociant celebrates gin smuggler

Burgundian négociant, Vallet Frères, has allowed a special bottling of more...

Barrel ageing: The key to Rioja’s success?

24th February, 2014 by db_staff

French? American? Or both? Drop into any Rioja producer’s cellar and among the miles of barrels it would seem every winery is hedging bets, depending on customer preferences and house styles.

Rioja Barrels

But how important is barrel ageing to the success of Rioja?

And are winemakers changing their approach to oak use in recent vintages to suit changing tastes?

Here, seven industry experts give their opinions on barrel ageing and its role in the success of Rioja.

 

One Response to “Barrel ageing: The key to Rioja’s success?”

  1. paul White says:

    Rioja gave up its authenticity, typicity, heritage and terroir expression when it turned its back on traditional aging in large, air dried, locally made American oak tanks. What is left, apart from Tondonia and a few others, is little more than a suburban shadow of 1980s Californian style driven by French wine technology and techniques. What it gained in $$$$ it lost in soul.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>