Rioja is a place that continuously confuses me. It’s easy to hate on it simply because there are so many cheap wines produced from under its DOC mark–that extra ‘C’ meaning Calidad or Quality. Unfortunately these are often all you see as Rioja at large is written up as a tremendous value–which it generally is–and yet people just want to buy the cheapest access point to this value. Thus the reason why so many menus all over Spain have oodles of Rioja wines, but usually just the bottom end. Of […]
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