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The history of Rioja through 15 wine labels

Amaya Cervera | June 26th, 2023

Wine labels are not only a way of attracting the consumer's attention and explaining what's inside the bottle; they are also an expression of their age. SWL travels to the past with a selection of labels from the book El vino de Rioja en sus etiquetas.

Collecting 2023-06-26 10:06:56


Vertical tasting: Faustino I Gran Reserva 1964-2011

Amaya Cervera | April 22nd, 2023

It’s always a pleasure to taste old wines. Although it is much more widely available than other Rioja Gran Reserva wines, this tasting of Faustino I was proof of how beautifully and gracefully Rioja wines can age.

Collecting 2023-04-22 05:04:19


Six old wines that won our heart in 2022

Amaya Cervera | December 20th, 2022

Seldom have we had the chance to taste as many good old wines as in 2022. As well as attending a historic tasting of Marqués de Riscal and a vertical of Vega Sicilia Único, there were other delightful experiences along the way.

Collecting 2022-12-20 09:12:49


The Rioja library safeguarding the world’s wine knowledge

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 20th, 2018

With over 75,000 visitors in 2017, the Vivanco Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in northern Spain, but few people are familiar with its Documentation Centre, a true guardian of the world’s wine information.

Collecting 2018-03-20 10:03:18


An online site to purchase old Spanish wines

Amaya Cervera | October 16th, 2014

A specialized online retailer with a great selection of Riojas and other legendary brands like Vega Sicilia, Vino Vintage Santander is a paradise for fans of old Spanish wines.

Collecting 2014-10-16 08:10:51


In search of old Riojas (and III)

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | October 9th, 2014

Despite the widespread lack of interest in old wines, there are a few restaurants in Spain that pride themselves on stocking the classics. In the last of this three-part series, we take a closer look at the leading ones beyond the Basque Country.

Collecting 2014-10-09 09:10:44


In search of old Riojas (II)

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 23rd, 2014

The Basque Country has more old Rioja aficionados than anywhere else in Spain. In the second of this three-part series, we highlight some of the best restaurants in the region to enjoy great classic vintages.

Collecting 2014-09-23 12:09:42


In search of old Riojas (I)

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 4th, 2014

SWL presents a three-part series to understand the renewed excitement around these wines. This first piece includes experts' thoughts about storage and availability of old Riojas in Spain. The following articles list some of the best restaurants in Spain

Collecting 2014-09-04 10:09:11