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5 great value vino tinto wines guaranteed to please a crowd

Some wine terms are a little tricky to get your head around. “Brut Champagne” is one, and “Tokaji Puttonyos” is certainly another. Wine isn’t rocket science, but there are certainly some terms that are trickier than others. One deceptively simple term is “vino tinto”. Simply put, vino tinto is the Spanish term for red wine. […]

Five Rioja Crianza wines you really must try

Rioja wines are some of our very favourites. Through masterful blending of different grape varieties and careful, time-honoured ageing techniques, Rioja produces a wide range of different styles. Surely every wine lover can find something to suit their palate from this region: whether that’s a zippy young Joven red wine, a barrel-aged white, a mature […]

The history of Baron de Ley Rioja

Baron de Ley Rioja is a relatively young winery, though it has a lot of history: The winery as we know it today was founded in 1985, but the historic estate, has roots that go all the way back to 1548!

Faustino Rioja: History and Types of Wines

Faustino Rioja is one of the world’s favourite Rioja wines, and comes from the historic Bodegas Faustino. This family-owned outfit has been making wine since 1861, and is well known for its consistently high quality wine and its eye-catching bottle designs, usually featuring distinguished paintings of Flemish-style noble figures and with specially designed bottles featuring […]

Savour award winning Vina Ardanza

Who would not want to enjoy a bottle of Viña Ardanza? The award winner ‘Vina Ardanza’ comes from La Rioja Alta, Spain. In 2015, The Wall Street Journal named Vina Ardanza as one of the six wines that are a must to be included in every private cellar. The La Rioja Alta located in Rioja […]

El Coto Rioja and the best value Tempranillo wines

Tempranillo wines from Spain are very popular. You can get Tempranillo wine from Rioja, Ribera del Duero and other Spanish wine regions that are made in a multitude of styles and quality levels. The Tempranillo grape is very versatile and responds well to oak ageing, such as in the Rioja region. Such wines can be […]

Marqués de Caceres and other great Rioja brands

Rioja is a world famous wine region, and rightly so. It produces some truly excellent wines in many different styles. There are wine producers, big and small, making some truly excellent Rioja wine at all levels including Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva. Rioja wines are common in wine shops, supermarkets, wine bars and restaurant wine […]

Like Baron de Barbon Rioja? Try these!

You may have tried Baron de Barbon Rioja, and you probably liked it too! Baron de Barbon Rioja is a fairly classic example of good quality, good value for money Tempranillo from the Rioja region in Spain. There is plenty more to discover from the Tempranillo grape, however – from Rioja and from other Spanish […]