PVA Rioja Event
The final word on the astounding series of events from Snooth's PVA Wine Writer's Seminar
Unfortunately I had to duck out of the Rioja wine class and tasting at the Snooth PVA weekend a bit early in order to catch my flight back to Houston, but I was still able to learn quite a bit about the region and taste some delicious wines.
Region vs. Grape
Rioja is a wine region in Spain and, just like other Old World wines, the wine is identified by its region, not by the grape blend in the bottle. Tempranillo is the grape variety you are most likely to find in a Rioja wine as it thrives in the climate and has, consequently, grown in popularity over the years.