Category Archives: Tempranillo

Luis Alegre Koden Rioja Alavesa

I was staying in a pub up in Lancashire, the purpose of my trip was a funeral, but as ever on such occasions it was good to get together with family for a meal and some fond reminiscences. With a big table of diners all choosing different dinner options there was no point in trying… Read More »

Morum Rioja Crianza 2010

Autumn is starting to roll in, it will be sad to say goodbye to the lovely summer England has enjoyed in 2014, but there’s plenty of upsides.   I can wrap up warm in a blankie to watch Scandinavian TV, and I’ve got all sorts of soup recipes ready to try out.  I’m also looking forward… Read More »

Finca La Estacada 2006 Tempranillo

This wine was the second least expensive on the menu at a local steak house.  I normally try to avoid the cliche of ordering the second least expensive red wine, but in this case, this looked like the best bet, everything else was either a supermarket standard or a wine I don’t much like, this… Read More »

CVNE Rioja Reserva Viña Real 2005

I’d planned on saving this bottle for when Real Madrid come to Leicester for a game at the end of July.  My plan failed.  The trouble with having wines I know I like in the house is that I’m going to drink them. The notion that I could buy a bottle of CVNE Rioja Reserva Vina… Read More »