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A return to Rioja for EWBC 2013 | EWBC - Digital Wine ...

A return to Rioja for EWBC 2013 | EWBC - Digital Wine ... | Enjoy Rioja winetours | Scoop.it
Rioja seemed a good choice. Participant interest in the conference came from the UK, Spain, Germany, Portugal, France, Italy, and beyond. We needed somewhere central, somewhere well known, somewhere with ...
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Rioja - the Spanish red wine treasure chest - Canada.com

Rioja - the Spanish red wine treasure chest - Canada.com | Enjoy Rioja winetours | Scoop.it
Rioja - the Spanish red wine treasure chest Canada.com Despite the recent success of a barrelful of "New World" styled red wines from Spain - full of jammy Garnacha fruit flavours and incorporating international wine grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon...
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Drug Based On Red Wine Could Help People Live To 150 ...

Drug Based On Red Wine Could Help People Live To 150 ... | Enjoy Rioja winetours | Scoop.it
Drugs that could help people to live to 150, based on a compound found in red wine, are being developed by scientists. The drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol, found in the skin and seeds of grapes, an organic ...
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(EN) – Travel Industry Dictionary Home: Definitions, Terms, Abbreviations, Acronyms, Slang, Nicknames and More | travel-industry-dictionary.com

(EN) – Travel Industry Dictionary Home: Definitions, Terms, Abbreviations, Acronyms, Slang, Nicknames and More | travel-industry-dictionary.com | Enjoy Rioja winetours | Scoop.it

"Welcome to the Travel Industry Dictionary: 4,000 Terms and Counting… We are proud to present what we believe to be the most extensive dictionary of travel industry terms, abbreviations, acronyms, slang, and nicknames available anywhere. And if we’ve missed one, let us know. We’ll research it, define it, and post the definition here for everyone’s benefit ..."


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To get the most from wine, you need to know your own tastes

To get the most from wine, you need to know your own tastes | Enjoy Rioja winetours | Scoop.it
Know yourself, said the oracle – when you are choosing wines, it pays to try and work out what you actually like.

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Loyalty to the Tempranillo Grape

Loyalty to the Tempranillo Grape | Enjoy Rioja winetours | Scoop.it

Tempranillo is Spain’s proudest home grown grape varietal, and Rioja its most popular region, it is therefore only befitting for a relatively new winery to harp on these two solid foundations to catapult itself to immediate respectability in the highly competitive Spanish wine industry. Such is the case of Bodegas Altanza, a winery that started only in 1998, but has in so short of a time already build a good reputation for its fine crafted wines.

 

 

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Jim's Loire: 2013 EWBC will be in Logroño, Rioja

Jim's Loire: 2013 EWBC will be in Logroño, Rioja | Enjoy Rioja winetours | Scoop.it
Today's announcement of the venue for EWBC 2013: Logroño in Rioja. It sees the EWBC going back to its roots as the first conference was held in Rioja in 2008. The dates are 25th-27th October 2013. Flavour will be the ...
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Kobe Bryant's new nickname 'Vino' means 'wine' - or does it? - Zap2it

Kobe Bryant's new nickname 'Vino' means 'wine' - or does it? - Zap2it | Enjoy Rioja winetours | Scoop.it
Kobe Bryant's new nickname has been revealed, and it's not as straight forward as it seems. The Los Angeles Lakers basketball player revealed on Twitter that he will now be going by the name Vino, and then had his fans try ...
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Vega Sicilia to debut long-awaited Riojas

Vega Sicilia to debut long-awaited Riojas | Enjoy Rioja winetours | Scoop.it

Rothschild and Vega Sicilia’s general manager Pablo Alvarez own 75 hectares of 30-40-year-old vineyards in the Rioja Alta village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Named after the colloquial word for the inhabitants of the village, Macan will launch across Europe next month and will go on sale in the US in May.

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In the Know: 10 great travel apps - The Boston Globe

In the Know: 10 great travel apps - The Boston Globe | Enjoy Rioja winetours | Scoop.it
Want to book a luxury suite in Luxembourg, or find a restroom in Rome? There’s an app for that, and then some. An estimated 17,000 travel apps are now available. We’ve tried a lot of them, and even produced two ourselves.

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Most of the usual travel apps.

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How to Order Wine Like a Sommelier: Tip One

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Perhaps you’ve been in this situation before: You’ve been put in charge of picking wine for your date or even more stressful: at a business dinner. How do you order from the wine list and not look like an idiot?

The goal is simple, learn how to order wine that not only pleases your dining partner but works great with the food. Also, avoid embarrassing moments during “The Wine Presentation” by knowing what’s expected of you. Learn how to order wine like a sommelier.

Tip One - Assess The Scene
Imagine you’re seated in a steakhouse at a somewhat rigid business dinner. The low-lighting and dark mahogany exudes class and serious business dealings. Is this the place for a lightly frizzante Gruner Veltliner? I think not.
Dude. Where are you? Assessing the scene will help you pick a style of wine. The scene goes beyond what you’re eating. Where are you? Who are you with? How do you want to feel. Drinking wine is your opportunity to define the moment. Is this a Chardonnay moment or something more brooding… like Nebbiolo.

The Best Wine For The Mood

“Light & Fruity” - If the sun is still shining and you are just starting the night, a light and fruity wine is perfect because it’s easy to drink.“Light & Earthy” - The intellectuals wine. Light and earthy wines have subtle flavors and complex aromatics. They are great for slow drinkers.“Bold & Fruity” - The classic “Crowd Pleaser” wine. These wines work great to satisfy large groups where preferences are diverse.“Bold & Earthy” - Serious business. The black coffee of wine.

Learn the basic wine characteristics to discover your favorite styles of wine.


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