I don’t know when, but someday we’ll look back from a vantage point far, far in the future and say, “So… why on earth did people think Rioja wines had to be almost all Tempranillo?” There are after all five red varieties one can use in Rioja, as well as nine white varieties and the only restrictions are: only white grapes can be used in a white wine and only red grapes can be used in a red or rosé wine. So, there’s a lot of possibility to play around […]

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