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The Wine Region of Rioja 2nd edition

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The Wine Region of Rioja 2nd edition

Explore Rioja, Spain,where some of the world's best red wines are produced,and discover the historic region's unique spirit, which is so inviting to visitors today. Ana Fabiano has written the most comprehensive book of Rioja wines to date as well as a fascinating insider s perspective to a magical place. She reveals two Riojas: one steeped in a grand past and the other comfortably sitting in the twenty-first century.In this second edition,you will learn about the rnd the other comfortably sitting in the twenty-first century.In this second edition,you will learn about the region's centenary and newer bodegas, generations of family growers, both male and female winemakers, grape varietals, and wines. You will also be immersed in its history, geography, spirit, villages, cuisine,and cutting-edge architecture. There is Old World Rioja with a rich heritage that played a crucial role in the region's viniculture. By the tenth century this beautiful,fabled valley was already a destination of note. Even pilgrims on the route to Santiago de Compostela often detoured through the region on foot and continue to do so today. The arrival of monks following in the footsteps of San Millán allowed the vineyards to become firmly established in Rioja. These lands have supported and nourished the vine for more than a millennium. Today they produce wines united by the elegance derived from the Tempranillo grape that dominates Rioja vineyards today. Rioja has one hand holding the rich region s heritage while the other is shaking hands with innovation. Fabiano also provides a wealth of information to help you enjoy Riojan wine.She explains what the official guarantee of origin and the classifications Cosecha, Crianza Reserva, and Gran Reserva mean. In addition, she offers profiles of a sampling of Riojan wineries that are more than fifty years old as well as wineries founded after 1960 all of which have distribution in North America is recognized as a Rioja expert in and outside of the DOCa of Rioja. She was the first American hired by the Embassy of Spain s Commercial Office and became one of the three founders of Wines from Spain. For over twenty-five years she has passionately researched and traveled extensively through the wine country of Spain with countless trips and great professional concentration in Rioja. In 2007, she earned a Mastery Certification in the Castilian language, a credential that allowed her to research and write this award-winning book, The Wine Region of Rioja, which is now in its second edition. Fabiano has dedicated her professional life and vast research to the wine and food industry of Spain. Her highly respected work and milestone achievements for Rioja have equipped her with mastery in her subject matter as well as the marketplace. Her passions include her four children, Rioja, her garden, and mentorship.If you are planning a trip, you will find enticing photography and helpful tips on visiting this magical place. Riojan tradition celebrates the pleasures of life, and what could be more delicious than great wines, great food, and great company? Fabiano ends this book with a chapter that spotlights cuisine, pairings, Riojan chefs, and highlights about architecture in the wine region with the greatest concentration of architectural wineries in the world. read more