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The 12th Day of Rioja – The 12 Grapes of the New Year

Those of you who have been lucky enough to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Spain are familiar with the tradition of eating “12 lucky grapes” as the clock strikes midnight. If you have no idea what we are talking about, read on … Continue reading

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3rd Day of Rioja – 3 Generations of Winemaking

Art, patience in winemaking, and age are a tradition that R. Lopez de Heredia has upheld for 137 years. Three generations of the Lopez de Heredia family have devoted themselves to producing exceptional, world renowned, and unique wines.  The focus … Continue reading

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The 2nd Day of Rioja – 2 Fantastic Gran Reservas

In Rioja Gran Reservas are only made in the best years.  Similar to France’s AOC, The DOC (the governing body over the wine region) states that Gran Reservas can only be made in exceptional vintages and must spend at least … Continue reading

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