Saturday Wine Tasting: Rioja vs. Bordeaux, Classic Wines of Age*

Uptown, 2-5 pm, Saturday, 1 April 2017

Rioja and Bordeaux are entwined with a rich and long history. We thought it would be fun to taste wines from these two storied regions together. 

A Burgundy-style wine with a Bordeaux history

“Rioja, with its rich winemaking culture that traces its history back to the Roman period, is steeped in history, and today’s producers are proud of their rich heritage. Its wine-makers happily acknowledge that the region’s current style has been influenced by the French and that Rioja’s past is closely intertwined with Bordeaux. Miguel Angel de Gregorio (of Finca Allende) described the historic wineries in Rioja as ‘a Burgundy-style wine with a Bordeaux history’.” Read More…


  • Santiago Ruiz, Blanco (Albarino) Rias Baixas “O Rosal” 2015
  • Hacienda Lopez de Haro, Rioja Reserva 2009
  • Hacienda Lopez de Haro, Rioja Gran Reserva 2008
  • Chateau Vieux Duche, Lalande de Pomerol 2015 
  • Chateau Gigault, Blaye Cote de Bordeaux “Cuvee Viva” 2012
  • Chateau La Vieille Cure, Fronsac 2006

*This is not an April Fool’s joke. We are repeating the Thursday Wine Camp tasting on Saturday since we had a small, but enthusiastic group attend. We think this is a stellar tasting, and we wanted as many of you as possible to taste these wines.


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