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Tempranillo

American Tempranillo: Strong Continuing Improvement

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Tempranillo is one of the world's most important and noble grapes. It is capable of making complex wines with tremendous aging capacity.

Making the Case for Rioja

Brad Haskel | Posted 07.10.2013 | Taste
Brad Haskel

What is so compelling about Rioja, in particular, is the almost seamless meshing of the traditional, the modern, and those who embrace elements of both.

Rich, Tempranillo-Based Wines

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.06.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

If you like rich, complex, high quality red wines, you owe it to yourself to get to know the wines of Ribera del Duero.

Rioja Gems Part V: La Rioja Alta

Richard Jennings | Posted 11.07.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

La Rioja Alta is one of Rioja's largest and most consistent traditional style producers. They are well represented in America by several distributors, so their wines are among the easiest of the traditional Rioja producers to get your hands on.

Fully Mature Reds at Reasonable Prices? Think Rioja

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.23.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

A region that has long made high-quality, ageworthy wines that, with a few decades on them, are very reminiscent of fine old Barolos and Bordeaux is Rioja -- Spain's illustrious red wine-producing region.

Tempranillo in the U.S.: A Learning Curve

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.16.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

Tempranillo -- the grape whose Spanish incarnations as both traditional and modern-style Rioja I've been writing about here for the past few weeks -- is highly versatile, food friendly and capable of great things.

Rioja Gems Part IV: Contrasting Modernists

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.09.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

There's a gentility and refinement to the wines that's not unlike the winemaker himself, and their complexity produces both pleasure and engages the intellect, again, much like spending time with Miguel.

Rioja Gems Part III: Hugely Successful Innovator

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.03.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

It's my pleasure to relate the details of a visit to two of the winery properties owned by one of Rioja's reigning winemaking families -- the highly successful Egurens.

Rioja Gems Part II: Family and Tradition

Richard Jennings | Posted 09.26.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

As is true in most longtime wine producing regions, some of Rioja's greatest producers are those that have evolved over generations, one generation sharing its wisdom, acquired over decades of successes and failures, with the next.

Rioja Gems Part I: Bodegas Franco-Españolas

Richard Jennings | Posted 09.18.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

I've been a fan of wines from Spain's Rioja region for some years, and was therefore hugely excited to visit Rioja last month. In a trip filled with highlights, my visit to Franco-Españolas winery was a standout for me for several reasons.

Spanish Wine: Great Values for Ready Drinking

Richard Jennings | Posted 07.16.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

A few tastings of current Spanish releases in recent weeks have driven home for me two facts: Spanish wines are not only great bargains, they are also ideally suited to the American palate.

The Outstanding Food of the Basque

Thei Zervaki | Posted 01.01.2012 | Food
Thei Zervaki

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Just Right Pairings

Thei Zervaki | Posted 05.29.2011 | Food
Thei Zervaki

When it comes to wine and food pairings, opinions are seldom unanimous. Here are a few tips that will help you make the perfect match.

New York Wine Expo and Tasting

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | James Mulcahy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last weekend, winos of all stripes made their way to New York's Javits Center at the New York Wine Expo & Tasting. Each attendee was handed an empty ...