26th Aug 2014
James Lawrence looks at why Spanish whites are now a safe bet
A few days ago, I was sat at a local restaurant listening to a rather heated domestic on the next table. A couple, who seemed to be on amazingly amicable terms considering that they had been married for over 20 years (or so I was told) descended into a great sparring match, when said wife opined that she had recently tried a white Rioja, and it was a nice change from the irritatingly ubiquitous Sauvignon Blanc. “Don't be bloody stupid Sarah,” the husband exclaimed; “Rioja is a red wine, everyone knows that, you daft t%$t.” Not wanting to interfere I remained silent, feeling a certain sympathy for Sarah, as she had really hit the nail on the head: white Rioja is indeed alive and well, and now offers great value for money and zesty, citrus driven fruit.Read more
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