Rioja Part 3; Baja

In part 3 of 3 for the Rioja region, I will be speaking about the largest sub-region of the Rioja DOCa, both in terms of physical size and also wine production; the Rioja Baja. As a quick summary for those that missed the previous 2 pieces, Rioja, located in the north-east of Spain, is the…

Rioja Part 2; Alavesa

First up for those that missed it, a quick wrap of last week’s piece on the importance and significance of the Rioja region. Rioja was the first Spanish region to be awarded DO (Denominación de Origen, a classification of quality) status, back in 1933, and in 1991 became the first to be upgraded to the top-level…

Rioja Part 1; Alta

Slightly confused as to where the Rioja Alta is? Well, I started this piece on Rioja, and quickly saw how big of a job it would be to cover the whole region of La Rioja in one go, so I decided to split the next few Friday Focus pieces into the 3 distinct sub-regions of…