Category Archives: Garnacha

La Vendimia Rioja 2006

So Contador is in yellow and all is well. I can drink Spanish wine and call it necessary for blogging purposes. I’m so excited about how Bradley Wiggins is doing that I may have to stock up on English wine anyway just to be supportive. We had a La Vendimia Rioja which I’d picked up… Read More »

Vina Mara Rioja Reserva

I found a Vina Mara 2001 Rioja Reserva lurking under the stairs, I guess it had been there around 18 months, pretty much ideal really. It’s a rich velvety dark garnet colour. It smells of vanilla, like melted ice cream, maybe with some plum pie. That’s a good thing. It’s dry with plenty of soft… Read More »

Muga Rioja Rosada

You could be thinking that it’s been a bad week for British sport. The footballers are out, the cricketers are appalling, and even the tennis players are history, but there is something to celebrate. You may not have noticed but Nicole Cooke won the women’s Tour de France this weekend. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts,… Read More »