In my October 3, 2018, I discussed Spanish Rioja (re-oh-ha) wines. At a lunch meeting several weeks ago with LEX 530 Wine Director Stan Minden and Chris Oliver, General Manager at Café Navarre, we tasted a couple of bottles of different Rioja to discuss the wine for this article.
Several years ago Tiedemann Wines started distributing Spanish Wines. Most of the reds are a Tempranillo varietal. Some are blends with a variety of grapes. Tempranillo is a popular grape that is grown worldwide but its homeland is Spain…Crianza, Gran Reserva, Reserva, Rioja, Spanish wines, Tempranillo
Does the word “Reserve” on a wine label mean it’s a better wine? Not necessarily. Frankly, it depends on whether it is “Old World” or “New World” wines. The governments of Italy and Spain (Old World) have enacted laws on how wines produced in their countries can be labeled. Labeling laws do vary by country…Gran Reserva, Italian wine, Reserva, Reserve, Riserva, Spanish wine