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New York Times | From Good Wine, a Direct Path to the Wonders of Nature

Rioja wine has a very rich history our Rioja Region is the most famous out of all the DOs in Spain, and one of the two Denominación de Origen Calificadas

It is an honor to always be featured in articles that bring a reader – wine aficionado or not – to the root of the source and process. Reflections on the process and the land.

Eric Asimov is The Times’s wine critic. Writes beautiful thoughts in an article published on 7/27/2020 in the NYT Online Read more in this NYT Article

But nothing in wine has affected me so profoundly as observing the intimate relationship that enlightened farmers have with the land that they tend.

Wine Farmer in Rioja

It’s easy to write about wine without any sort of awareness of nature. You can sit at a table tasting hundreds of wines, without a thought to where they came from, beyond a bottle.

Wine Vine in Rioja Spain

From Good Wine, a Direct Path to the Wonders of Nature

“I also know that my understanding of wine would not be nearly as rich without having had the opportunity to spend time with people as diverse as… María José López de Heredia, an equally stalwart proponent of traditional Rioja.”

María José López de Heredia represents the fourth generation to run her family's Rioja winery. (Archive López de Heredia Viña Tondoni/Foto Covadonga Valdueza)
María José López de Heredia represents the fourth generation to run her family’s Rioja winery. (Archive López de Heredia Viña Tondoni/Foto Covadonga Valdueza)


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