The absolute best Rioja wines! (available in the UK…)

by  |  24-02-2020

If you’re going to hold a tasting that focuses on one of Spain’s oldest quality wine regions, a sure-fire way to juice it up a bit is to have the venue be one of the most modern places around and there are few that come to mind more readily than the Tate Modern in London. Part of a one-week taste-a-thon I did last fall included this 5th annual, “Rioja 10×10” tasting. The concept (like many a wine-tasting concept) was simple: consider a broad selection of wines, have two people experienced in Rioja (Sarah Jane Evans and Tim Atkin) lead a group of other experienced tasters to then select out the finest 100 of the lot grouped in 10 different segments of 10. While it may seem that this would then be the definitive list of “the best” Rioja wine produced, it’s actually the fact that it’s a select batch of […]
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