Tag: Rioja

Wine and Cheese Pairing: Perfect Wine Matches for 11 of the World’s Greatest Cheeses

Wine and Cheese Pairing: Perfect Wine Matches for 11 of the World’s Greatest Cheeses

  There is perhaps no food more closely associated with wine than cheese – and with good reason! Wine and cheese share deep and historical roots as artisan products, often produced side by side around the world. Much like wine grape varieties, cheeses are produced  … Read More

Spot Offer #101: 2003 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia

On the glorious and fortunate occasion when one pulls the cork from a bottle of wine made by Lopez de Heredia, there is no risk of suffering from the illusion that there is anything ubiquitous about the extraordinary nectar that spills forth with each glass. Vina Tondonia is the flagship bottling from a storied producer; a wine of exceptional pedigree and privileged terroir.

Wine of the Week #1519: Cosme Palacio Rioja

Wine of the Week #1519: Cosme Palacio Rioja

[ 2009 Cosme Palacio Rioja Reserva ] PRODUCER PROFILE | Cosme Palacio SHOP NOW | Store Locator — [ Why We Love It: ] This is a smooth, rich and velvety red from the Rioja Alavesa district of the Rioja. Through the 1980s, we saw the introduction  … Read More

Wine of the Week #1533: 2012 Vina Herminia Rioja “Excelsus”

The 2009 Excelsus was awarded a rating of 93 points and was ranked #39 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013. This is a winery to watch. This blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha is sourced from vineyards planted at altitudes of 700 metres on the foothills of the low-lying Sierra de Yerga mountains. Viña Herminia is emerging as a real leader in the Rioja, and the value and quality of their wines have attracted increased international acclaim.