Tim Atkin is a Master of Wine, and a veteran wine journalist and critic, who focuses particularly on the wines of South Africa, South America, Burgundy and Rioja through his comprehensive digital reports. In Issue 6 of Club Oenologique, he argues that Rioja is perennially underappreciated, and deserves more respect in the fine wine world.
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Why isn’t Rioja considered a fine wine?
It’s one of the world’s most rewarding wine regions, capable of profound, ageworthy bottlings. Yet too many people dismiss it as a good-value glugger, argues veteran critic Tim Atkin MW