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
Today’s blog is from guest blogger Tom Welsh, general manager and partner at Tapastrie restaurant. “I echo Stan’s and everyone else’s best wishes for Carl, who seems to be on a fast path to recovery. I’m honored to have been asked to contribute to the blog while Carl (reluctantly) takes some time off. I have been a big fan of Spanish wines for about 10 years, having been lucky to have spent a year in a town with a great Spanish restaurant that had an extensive Spanish wine list…Rioja, Spanish wine, Tapastrie, Tempranillo, Tom Welsh
On Saturday afternoon, May 2, 2015, I attended (along with Tom Welsh, co-founder and General Manager of the soon to open Tapastrie restaurant in South Bend) the 2015 Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival. The event was held at the Union Station in Chicago. Rioja (Ree -o ha) wines are produced in northern Spain in the […]2015 Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival, Rioja, Salero, Spanish wine, Tapastrie, Tom Welsh