Rioja - New Rules New Wines - Online


Tuesday, 12th October    



Bookings closed


Your Place via Zoom
From WES Studio, London, W3 6PT

Event Type

Loading Map….

Wines from Rioja were traditionally classified according to how long they had been aged – Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva – and which part of the region they came from – Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta, Rioja Oriental (or Rioja Baja as it was formerly known).  From January 2019, the rules were changed to allow the name of the village or municipality from which the wine came to be added to the label.  At the same time, the concept of Viñedos Singulares (single or unique vineyards) was introduced as a further distinction.

In this webinar, Pippa Hayward, who is a Certified Rioja Educator will explain why these changes came about and how they are being implemented,

Presenter:  Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie

Availability:  Good.

Wine Suggestions:

From Majestic (Mix Six prices) – ‘Definition’ Rioja Blanco, 2020 (£9.99), Rioja Rosado, Lopez de Haro, 2019/20 (£8.99) OR Rioja Rosado, Muga, 2019/20 (£11.99), Rioja Reserva, Beronia, 2016/17 (£11.99).

From The Wine Society – The Society’s White Rioja, 2020 (£8.50), Rioja Rosado, Muga, 2020 (£11.25), Rioja, Casa la Solarce. 2019 (£8.50). OR special treats, Rioja Blanco, Contino, 2018 (£21.00) and Rioja Reserva, Muga 2017 (£16.00).


Bookings are closed for this event.