We have come to the conclusion however that Spain, Rioja region in particular, has changed their wine over recent years to keep up with the market. This was confirmed by an article in Decanter (sourced thanks to our Spanish wine loving friend Dave who has a great wine blog http://winereviewsbyivorfan.com/)
Decanter article: http://www.decanter.com/features/the-many-faces-of-rioja-245641/
A few years ago, at a Tesco Wine Fair in London, Hubby decided to try all the riojas to find 'a good one' - and came away confirming his pre-event thoughts that there wasn't one. Now he's enjoying nearly everyone we buy - especially Finca from Majestic wines.
|Finca Carelio from Majestic|
|Any information would be appreciated|
|Which is best?|
On the wine tasting front this weekend we'll be trying a white bordeaux from Asda - every month on the wine forum Cuvée Reserve a member nominates a wine to try. This month it's a white, Chateau Robertperols Bordeaux, and a very reasonably priced one too at £5.97 My favourite white is sauvignon blanc, usually from the Loire Valley but I have enjoyed a Bordeaux sauvignon blanc before so it will be interesting to see what this one is like.
|This month's tasting|
It has also been a place where we have met and chatted to many like minded wine enthusiasts and have made firm friends with people we would have never met if it hadn't been for Tesco.
Thank you to everyone involved, all the Tesco Team, all the suppliers who supported the forum and mostly all the members who made it a great place to visit. I was very touched by their final gesture in sending a bottle of their Finest Sancerre and a lovely letter, thank you
|Parting gift from Tesco|
My bottle of Sancerre will be nicely chilled and enjoyed, not next Friday when the forum closes, but early in September as part of my 'special' birthday celebrations - but more about that next post ;-)
Please add a comment if you can help with any of my Spanish problems - thanks :)