Tag: rioja

Discovering the three faces of Rioja

Late last year, Buying Assistant Lucy Bland hit the road for her first trip to Rioja. Here she shares a little of her visit exploring its three subregions: La Rioja Alta, Alavesa and Oriental I had not expected La Rioja to be quite so beautiful. As we drove away from Bilbao airport heading south, the […]

Feliz Navidad: Rioja’s Christmas credentials

As 25th December approaches and planning begins for feasting galore, our Buyer Catriona Felstead MW argues that one region might just have the answer to any and all of the season’s food-pairing conundrums

From our kitchen: pearl barley paella with pot-roast partridge

As we shine a light on Spain’s vinous offering, our Head Chef Stewart Turner takes a classic Spanish recipe – paella – and adds his own, thoroughly English autumnal twist

An Oriental adventure: Palacios Remondo’s renaissance

Since prodigal son Álvaro returned to the family business in 1999, Bodegas Palacios Remondo has been transformed. This Rioja estate, perched on the eastern edge of the region, crafts glorious site-driven wines, as Tatiana Humphreys discovered on a recent visit