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The best value for money for Rioja wines

 TAGS:Rioja wine is the most popular wine in Spain and one of the most recognized in the world. Some of the best Spanish wines are produced each year in the Rioja. This beautiful region offers spectacular harvest (of cheap and easy to drink wines of the wines) and wines with the best value for money, some of them among the most appreciated by the critics. Do you want to meet them? Today we present you some of the best wines of the Rioja with the best value for money:


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Luis Cañas Crianza 2010: Luis Cañas Reserva 2009 was chosen by the magazine The Wine Advocate as red wine with the best value for money. The new vintage of this wine promises to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor.


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Imperial Gran Reserva 2007: The 2004 vintage of this wine of Cune ( CVNE ) was recently chosen as the best wine in the world in 2013 by Wine Spectator. A gem for less than 30 ?.



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Viña Tondonia Reserva 2002: This is a cellar specialized Reserva and Gran Reserva, and therefore gets elegant, soft, harmonious and complex wines. This vintage was rated by Robert Parker with 95 points out of 100. One of the best in Spain for less than 20 ? .


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Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva 2005: One of the great thing of Rioja is that this region produces wines of Reserva and Gran Reserva at fantastic prices . Marques de Caceres Gran Reserva is a perfect example.



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Viña Albina Reserva 2007: You can hardly find a Reserva for about 6 ? . If it has the approval of most iconic Bodegas of Rioja, what more could you ask for?

Expensive wines to show off this year

Once a year it does not hurt. It’s not my motto but I find that is a very successful phrase for many things. What better time to show off with expensive wines that give that festive, unique and special touch to our table which makes this year different.

We cannot always do this extravagance, but after all we have saved, worked and because of all those days we got up early in the year, we deserve a reward. I will give you some ideas that I am sure you will love (if not to buy, at least to dream).

I will start by Bodegas Vega Sicilia. I mentioned it a few days ago in the post about the most expensive wines in the world, as it reached 50,000 Euros at auction. Today tops my list because my birthday is coming and a few decades ago, when I was born, my grandfather opened a bottle of this extraordinary wine, Vega Sicilia, which was share by the whole family. I do not know how they would play the head, maybe not much more than a shot, but the arrival of the first grandchild on New Year’s Eve of the year (…) deserved honors. I?m just giving you good ideas.

Let?s talk about Rioja now. My proposal from this region is Contador 2005, a wine that has taken good note of Parker ranking. No less than 100 points, there is nothing. A round figure for those who can afford the round figure that also involves taking it home: a little more than five hundred Euros in exchange for this treasure from Bodegas Benjamin Romeo.

In Priorat there are very good exclusive wines which deserve to be among my suggestions for classy dinners: L’Ermita 2003, from Alvaro Palacios winery, and Clos Erasmus 2005 are both an absolute success. With any of these wines at the table you will hardly have to worry about the menu.

You could probably imagine that I will close my list of proposals with a wine from Ribera del Duero. There could not be other than Pingus 1995. It needs no introduction, although it might be necessary to take a deep breath before spending the thousand Euros that the bottle costs (some could have a little smaller price depending on the vintage). For not so festive wallets, I want to remember that the option of celebrating with a Flor de Pingus 2010 wine could be a good decision. That wine is extremely delicious and it has the same effect as a lottery ticket in your pocket: it makes you dream.