what is special about rioja wines

If I was to ask you’ Do you know who you are?’, ‘What makes you special?’,would you be able to give me an answer?Neither would I. You might see me as a confident person, but in reality I have many flaws, that I am working on. Often, spending quality time involves a good company,  playing some pleasant music in the background and drinking responsibly a couple  glasses of wine.

And…when I fancy a good red wine, I automatically think about those vineyards handed down from generation to generation. For example, my dad’s homemade wine either the noble Rioja grapes spreaded along 54.000 hectares.

On 18 of October, I attended the wine tasting event, where I felt as if I had been teleported to one of the famous Rioja wineries. Moreover, I found more about wine ‘science’ and their amazing global campaign, called ‘Saber quién eres’ that I am also lucky to be part of.

Fernando Salamero, president, DOCa Rioja, said that the new slogan, Saber quién eres, “is a polysemic concept that defines the identity and origins of the region and the personality of those who choose us.” He added that “it is based on a statement of principles and intentions that connects Rioja wine with end consumers in an approachable, authentic and transparent manner.”

According to their website ,Rioja wines are present in more than 130 countries. 389 million bottles were sold in 2017, the equivalent of 284 million litres.

What makes Rioja wines so special?

-In Spain, Rioja is considered almost a synonymous for wine;

-La Rioja, the region itself is a fascinating  and historic region, regularly featured on luxury wine tours;

-Each wine type has a different aging requirement (for red wines, Crianzas are aged at least 2 years total (including 1 year in oak barrels; Reserva wines are aged at least 3 years total, including 1 year in barrels and Gran Reservas that have to age at least 2 years in oak casks and 2 years in the bottle)

-There is no other region where wines are stored in such quantity as Rioja;

-Most wine in the Rioja region is red (around 90% of all wine produced), the production of Rosé is minimal, whilst white wines cover for almost the remaining amount.

why rioja is so special

I received 5 bottles of wine ( Navaldar, Monte Real, Ondalán, Navas and Marqués de Murrieta Reserva-Excellens), but 2 of them were offered to the lucky person who won my giveaway !

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Hey! I hope you are having a great start into the week and I hope you have been waiting impatiently to bring back to life my blog.

When I started writing on this blog 6 years ago, I wanted to have it as a diary, where I can reveal special moments, even though there was the risk to become very vulnerable. Whenever something less pleasant happens or you are having a bad mood,you have to choose wisely where your energy goes: to the positive or negative side because in the end you attract what you think.

Living in one of the most expensive cities in the world isn’t that pink as it seems from my Instastories (@glamthug where I am the most active and I am overwhelmed by your positive feedback), but I can’t complain either.  There are sacrifices you have to face. For example, we live in one of the best neighborhoods, but we share a studio of 25 square meters . I can’t buy many clothes , because of the little place and very tight budget. However, it’s hard to stop myself because I am so active by participating to as many events as I have energy and every time I need to.. stand out, but most important feel confident. I don’t want to get distracted by all this apparently perfect environment where we clink glasses of Prosecco like we have something special to celebrate. To be clear, I don’t mind drinking Prosecco, but what I learnt in Denmark is to enjoy the little things and I think that helps me a lot in getting through the hard times.

Despite all these facts, I  am extremely grateful for having the chance of moving to Switzerland, to a big city life after living in Denmark for 5 years.  In less than a year, I managed very fast to expand my network, where I have met wonderful people ( for example the one who took these photos – thezurichdiaries )


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