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NEW #TWSTaste virtual tasting - Rioja 'vertical', Thursday 26th March, 8-9pm

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#83

Will be joining the party with a CVNE Cune Gran Reserva 2010.


#84

Nothing compared to some of the others but I have a 2015 Navajas Crianza. Everyday drinking so will be opening. I will be leaving at 8.30pm though to do the applaud for our fabulous careworkers in my garden.


#85

I love that wine! Ooh I have 8pm for the applause in my calendar- have I got that wrong or is there a ripple effect planned?


#86

I’m sure I have a 100% Graciano somewhere, but can’t put my hand on it, so I shall Coravin a glass of each of these three…

So looking forward to it after a horrible winter cold last weekend and no wine for the last 5 evenings.


#87

I will open a Vinedos Barrihuelo crianza 2016. Must have cost more than a fiver as it has a sticker saying SECURITY PROTECTED.


#88

Yay! Rioja

It is a busy night though. I also have my (virtual) choir on Thursdays so I will try to open a bottle (need to ‘rummage’) and try to taste, chat, sing and clap (at 8pm) all at the same time.

edit: I only have some single bottles (of Tondonia 85, Contino 96 and a couple of others) so I will probably keep these. I have 3 bottles left from an old favourite and I’ve not tasted it for a decade, so will try this I think


#89

Too wet and too hot, respectively! I wondered if either would show up - I suspect there’s a better chance of the odd '03 being still okay, but I haven’t tried either for a very long time…


#90

Rob!!
We have missed you soooo much :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:! For anyone who doesn’t know, Rob founded this community back in the summer of 2017. It is fantastic to have you back ! Please stick around as a member now :wink::wink::wink::kissing_heart:!


#91

I’ve just been on the phone to our local merchant and bought a crianza and a gran reserva from the same producer. Will know what they are, and the years, once I pick them up.


#92

Just joined the Community this morning so please bear with! No excuse is really needed to open a good Rioja but this is one of the best excuses! I have a bottle of Altos de Lanzaga 2001 to open tonight. Already looking forward to it.


#93

Baron de Ley 2015. Very jealous of the person with Vina Ardenza though!!


#94

Yay, I’ve found someone I can fully share the experience with! I too am opening a 2010 LRA Ardanza, @SCWilko!


#95

Also envious of the Ardanza 2010. I have previously tasted and it was magnificent.


#96

We’ve got


#97

We’ll be joining with a Glorioso Reserva, 2015 (from our last Wine Without Fuss delivery, no less)


#98

This is my first post. I plan to open a 2013 La Rioja Alta Selección 874 Reserva, this was bought from a WS en primeur offer.


#99

I’m so excited for tonight - it looks like it might be our biggest tasting ever! Wonderful to see so many new faces too and what a gorgeous line-up of wines we’ll be having. :smiley:

I also have fantastic news - @PierreM, our Director of Wine and buyer for Spain - will also be dropping by to raise a glass of Rioja with us! :wine_glass::smiley:


#100

Wow this is looking like our biggest virtual tasting ever! ( ETA @laura :smiley: Great minds and all that…)

I’m thinking I shall be giving my 2004 LRA 904 GR a gentle decant about 2 hours before. Really looking forward to this! And isn’t it nice to have something to look forward to in these difficult times!


#101

Sadly my cache is in TWS quarantine :smiley:

However looks like I might have to skip this now as feeling rather unwell… :scream_cat:


#102

I hope that you perk up soon.
In the mean time, best wishes and keep safe.:+1::grin: