The Rioja region in northern Spain has historically classified wines based on cellar treatment, rather than vineyard or village designation. A consortium within the northern sub-region of Rioja Alavesa seeks to change this by lobbying Rioja’s Consejo Regulador to alter their labeling laws, threatening to form their own DO if Rioja does not comply. What does this mean for the region and the consumer? Learn more in my latest article for Forbes.
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