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Tag Archives: la Rioja

• Rioja Sees Record-Breaking Sales in 2013

Rioja Sees Record-Breaking Sales in 2013

Sales of Rioja reached 277 million litres in 2013, surpassing its previous record set before the global economic downturn. The total volume of wine sold by the DOCa Rioja in 2013 was over 277 million litres— up 3.98% from the previous year. Of this, red wine made up 90% of Rioja’s total global sales, totalling […]

• Vibrant Rioja! What’s Not To Love?

Vibrant Rioja! What’s Not To Love?

Ah, what’s not to love about well-priced wines that are ready to drink and, oh, by the way, really good? At a tasting recently, I had a chance to sample a whole lot of Riojas and came away with a new-found respect. They are approachable, have plenty of complexity to make them interesting and certainly […]

• VelvetPalate.com, a new private, wine-sale website

VelvetPalate.com, a new private, wine-sale website

Website Helps Boutique Winemakers, Responsible for Much of the Growth in the Wine Industry, Bring Their Handcrafted Wines to Consumers, at 40-65% Below Retail. While small- and mid-sized winemakers were responsible for much of the growth of the $32-billion wine industry over the past year*, their wines can be difficult to come by. Enter Velvet […]

• Tasting proves remarkable value in mature Rioja

Tasting proves remarkable value in mature Rioja

A tasting of Rioja back to 1928 at a London merchant last month highlighted the remarkable value for money in mature, traditional gran reserva Rioja. Speaking to the drinks businessduring the tasting, which featured wines from Paternina, Jamie Hutchinson, founder and director of The Sampler commented, “I’m a great fan of traditionally made Rioja and […]

• A Quick Guide to Rioja Wine

A Quick Guide to Rioja Wine

Spanish wine and Rioja go almost hand in hand, the region is famous for producers such as bodegas Faustino available in almost every supermarket and wine bar, to the prestigious Marques de Murrieta.