Spanish wines from Rioja at the Crianza quality level continue to offer good value when priced under $15. A red wine labeled “Crianza” must be
A Rioja Reserva for $7 raises eyebrows. Unlike the term “reserve” in the U.S., in Rioja “reserva” actually means something. It must be aged for
Ubiquitous, inexpensive, reliable, simple goodness. This is an ideal, go-to, everyday wine. Black cherry, baking spices, with raw wood notes lurking behind the hints of
I wrote recently about the changing style of Rioja wine. With the use of more French oak and used barrels, some Rioja wines are becoming
Apologies are in order for the lack of blog posts recently. Our European tour continues but Spain was a whirlwind of constant activity leaving
There are terrific bargains to be found buying Spanish wine (see reviews of Faustino and Cune for two examples). But cheap isn’t necessarily a bargain.