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Siglo Rioja: Is there a better wine bargain out there?

Siglo Rioja just might be the best value wine that money can buy. There’s a wine out there to suit every budget. Some people like to spend hundreds - or thousands - of euro per bottle. If you’re one of them, and you can afford it, then more power to you! Grab that bottle of Château Margaux or Pomerol and away you go! Not everybody has the bankroll (or desire) to spend that much on their wine, so luckily there are lots of value options out there, with Siglo Rioja chief among them. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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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 are other producers out there making all sorts of wines that you could try instead. Next time you’re shopping for Piedra del Rayo Rioja, why not consider one of these three tasty alternatives… (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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Vega Sicilia Único: Is it worth the money?

Vega Sicilia Único is one of Spain’s most iconic wines, and is considered by many to be the best red wine in the world. Sounds good, right? The one thing to keep in mind before picking up a case or two is that Vega Sicilia Único does not exactly come cheap. This is not an everyday wine. You can expect to pay around €400 per bottle - minimum! The question, then, must be “is it worth the money?” Let’s look at what makes Único so special, shall we? (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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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 wine store shelves in every major wine-loving country. Is Faustino I the best Rioja Gran Reserva, though? To answer that, let’s take a little look at where it comes from! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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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 wines generally - the wine world is big and we’re all about expanding horizons. If you’re a fan of Monte Real Rioja, this article is for you: Read on for our handy guide that will present three top French wines that you should seriously try instead! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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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 around a particular theme. You could have a wine dinner based on French wine, or Spanish wine, or sparkling wine, or whatever you want: You’re the host, after all! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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What is the best red wine in the world?

Wine is a beautiful thing, in large part because it’s subjective. Each of us is unique, and so too is the way we approach, interpret and appreciate wine. Enjoying wine can be as structured as a formal wine tasting, or as simple as enjoying a glass over conversation with friends. Taste preferences and perceptions vary from person to person, and ultimately it comes down to whether or not you, personally, enjoy what’s in the glass in front of you. There are very few right and wrong answers when it comes to wine, and that keeps things interesting! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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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. That’s it: Lesson learned. In the spirit of keeping things simple, we have put together a list of five great value vino tinto wines that are guaranteed to please a crowd. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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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 Gran Reserva red or anything in between. There’s something for everybody, certainly, though perhaps the biggest crowd pleaser of them all is red Rioja Crianza. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago

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