"People learned the technology – the Bordelaise technique of aging the wines and people learned the style of blending of wines from different villages, but forgot the singularity of character and uniqueness of the terroir." Miguel Angel de Gregorio
- "Winemakers and their barrels. Get them started on the subject and it’s hard to get them to stop. For good reason. In influencing the taste and style of wine, the choice of oak barrels is like painters having additional colors." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
- "Traditionally in Rioja American oak has been used, in our case we made a series of tests, and the French oak gave us the best results for this type of wine." Carlos Díez de la Concepción on how Bodegas Roda are doing things differently in Rioja
- This year marks the 75th anniversary of the launching of Viña Ardanza, the much-heralded wine from La Rioja Alta and Dorothy J. Gaiter revisits.
- To help with your entertaining, everyday casual dining, and gift-giving needs, here’s a list of 12 wines that we’ve especially enjoyed this year, along with some food-pairing suggestions.
- Talk about special-occasion wines. Ten years ago this Thursday, Cune’s 1994 Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva was served at the wedding of Prince Felipe, heir apparent to the throne of Spain. It was selected by the King’s household officials in a blind tasting.
- Interview with Miguel Ångel de Gregorio, owner and winemaker at Finca Allende in Rioja, Spain