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The Wine Region of Rioja - Definitive Hardcover by Ana Fabiano

The History, Culture, Food and Wines of Rioja

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  • A tour of the history, wineries and cuisine of Rioja
  • Learn about Spain's most famous wine region
  • Stunning coffee table book
  • Plus four classic Riojan recipes
  • Written by Ana Fabiano
  • Size - Hardcover - 256 pages

Explore Rioja, Spain's most famous wine region, through this beautiful coffee table book packed with dozens of stunning photos. Ana Fabiano has written the most comprehensive book of Rioja wines to date, full of expertise but accessible to the beginner wine enthusiast.

She reveals two Riojas: one steeped in a grand past and the other comfortably sitting in the twenty-first century. In this second edition, you will learn about cutting edge bodegas, generations of family growers, both male and female winemakers, grape varietals and the wines they create. You will also be immersed in its history, geography, cuisine and cutting-edge architecture.

There is Old World Rioja with a rich heritage. By the tenth century this beautiful, fabled valley was already a famed region for wine. Even pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela detoured through the region on foot and continue to do so today. On the other hand, today Rioja also produces some of the world's boldest, most modern wines.

Fabiano also shares a wealth of information to help you enjoy Riojan wine. She explains the official guarantee of origin and the meanings of the classifications Cosecha, Crianza Reserva and Gran Reserva. In addition, she profiles a selection of Riojan wineries, both traditional and modern, all of which have distribution in North America. For over twenty-five years Fabiano has researched and traveled extensively through the wine country of Spain. In 2007, she earned a Mastery Certification in the Castilian language, a credential that allowed her to research and write this award-winning book, The Wine Region of Rioja, which is now in its second edition. Her highly respected work and achievements for Rioja have equipped her with mastery in her subject matter as well as the marketplace. Her passions include her four children, her garden, mentorship and Rioja, of course!

If you are planning a trip, you will find enticing photography and helpful tips on visiting this magical place. Riojan tradition celebrates the pleasures of life, and what could be more delicious than great wines, great food, and great company? Fabiano ends this book with a chapter that spotlights cuisine, pairings, Riojan chefs and highlights about architecture in the wine region with the greatest concentration of architectural wineries in the world.

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