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3 wines to drink instead of Piedra del Rayo Rioja

Piedra del Rayo Rioja is a popular, easy-to-drink Spanish wine. You may know it, you may even love it. It’s inexpensive, it’s fruity and it tastes good. Those are all good points when it comes to picking a wine, for sure, but we think we can do better. The wine world is big, and there […]

Happy Birthday Wine Guide: 3 gift ideas for wine lovers

Buying wine as a gift is incredibly popular, particularly for birthdays. We’ve all got a wine lover in our life (probably more than one, to be fair!) and a nice bottle of something special is a great go-to gift option. Not all wine is created equally, though, and not all wine lovers have similar tastes. […]

Is Faustino I the world’s greatest Rioja Gran Reserva?

Bodegas Faustino is one of Spain’s best-known wineries, and Faustino I is its flagship wine. Popular throughout the world, it’s no surprise to learn that Faustino I is the world’s most exported Gran Reserva Rioja. Its iconic label and distinctive frosted bottle make it instantly recognisable wherever you go, and it is a mainstay of […]

3 French wines that Monte Real Rioja fans will love

Monte Real Rioja is a range of top Rioja wines produced by Bodegas Riojanas. The range covers Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva styles, among others. Along with other well-established names like Baron de Ley Rioja and Ramon Bilbao Rioja, Monte Real is one of Spain’s most popular exports. Though we love Rioja – and Spanish […]

Going to Rioja Alta? 3 things you must do and see!

Have you ever been to Rioja Alta? Rioja wine is perhaps Spain’s greatest, and easily its best known export throughout the wine-loving world. Top Rioja brands such as Faustino Rioja, El Coto Rioja and Marqués de Caceres, to name just three, regularly appear in wine stores throughout Europe, America and beyond. Surely you know a […]

Host your own Muga Rioja wine dinner

Wine is inherently social, and there is perhaps no better way to enjoy it than in the company of good friends. An interesting twist on the more informal cocktail party or soirée is to organise and host your own wine dinner. A wine dinner brings together the best of food and wine, and usually built […]

Ramón Bilbao Rioja: A wine empire

Ramón Bilbao Rioja is one of Spain’s best known wine producers. Since its inception in Haro in the Rioja Alta in 1924, Bodegas Ramón Bilbao has gone from strength to strength and built up an enviable portfolio of wines from both the Rioja and Rueda regions. Ramón Bilbao Rioja produces Rioja red, white and rosé […]