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Rioja

(rēō`hä), autonomous region, 1,690 sq mi (4,378 sq km), N Spain, coextensive with La Rioja prov. A fertile region, it is famous for its fine wines, which are produced chiefly between Logroño and Haro in the upper Ebro Valley.

Rioja

Spain’s most widely exported wine. [Span. Hist.: NCE, 2990]
See: Wine

rioja

a red or white wine, with a distinctive vanilla bouquet and flavour, produced around the Ebro river in central N Spain
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THAT Rioja Vega Crianza I had with lamb a while back prompted the words "stewed fruit" and "hint of cloves".
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Leyenda: No te pierdas la oportunidad de visitar la pequena y encantadora Rioja, donde el vino no sera lo unico que te sorprendera.
Ms Rudman said they were really pleased by the response to last year's inaugural Rioja Day.
Looking at the range of white Rioja, two styles are the most popular - joven (young) and barrelfermented (fermented in oak barrels).
But while his Q-rating doesn't compare to Longoria's, Lapuente said chefs like Garcia with both a sizable public profile and culinary bona fides give Rioja that added stamp of approval.
Located in north central Spain, Rioja is considered one of the greatest red wine regions of the world.
And the areas outside Rioja are all capable of deep mature wines and often offer much better value.
Under the collaborative agreement between the Federation of Employers of La Rioja (FER) and the Economic Development Agency for La Rioja (ADER), 50% of the travel and trade fair cost of the companies grouped in the Consortium would be borne by ADER.
Over the course of centuries, La Rioja became the most prestigious wine region in Spain.
24 November 2010 -- Spanish financial holding company Corporacion Financiera Arco (CFA) said it boosted its capital by EUR60m (USD80.32m) in a transaction mainly subscribed by local savings banks Caja Duero-Espana and Caja Rioja.