Renowned Rioja-based producer Marqués de Cáceres has bought 125 hectares of vineyards in Rueda and plans to build a winery in the region.
French? American? Or both? Drop into any Rioja producer’s cellar and it would seem every winery is hedging its bets.
Sales of Rioja reached 277 million litres in 2013, surpassing its previous record set before the global economic downturn.
The team at db were busy hosting the Global Pinot Noir Masters, tasting mint juleps and enjoying a rare Venetian white wine made with an ancient grape this week.
Campo Viejo is using a new experimental winery to accelerate its understanding of where Rioja’s greatest potential lies for white wine production.
This week saw db visit the rolling hills of Rioja, try some of Burgundy’s 2012 en primeurs and the triumphant win of a British rowing duo in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
Pernod Ricard’s Spanish wine arm, Domecq Bodegas, is working to cultivate a luxury position for its Rioja brand Ysios, targeting Chinese consumers.
Fiona Beckett picks a “seductive” Gran Reserva Rioja, while Jamie Goode serves up a selection of low alcohol wines for those on a post Christmas detox.
In the US press this week wine experts pick out their favourite wines and sparklers for “holiday entertaining”.
The results of 2013′s Rioja Masters by the drinks business have been released, highlighting the medal-winning producers and best-performing categories.
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