Making news lately has been that the Rioja Alavesa region is striving to create their own Denomination of Origin completely separate from DOC Rioja to be called, “Arabako Mahastiak/Viñedos de Álava” (using both names in Basque as well as Spanish). But, while this has been and ongoing event since 2015 (or before), it’s lit up social media a little due to that on 30 January 2023, an interim regulatory council was announced for the newly-formed, transitionary, DO. In light of this, there have been a lot of “hot takes” recently […]

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