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Winter 2011 - Newsletter

¡Feliz Navidad! 
It's nearly Christmas and the cold weather is finally setting in, so what better excuse to curl up in front of the fire with a glass of Rioja? In this issue, we'll be helping you decide what wines to pair with Christmas dishes, plus we've got a case of Rioja to give away to one lucky winner.

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Christmas wine matches

 

With rich tasty food aplenty, we want to make sure you have a wine match for every occasion this winter. Try some of our recommendations for the perfect food and wine combinations during the festive season. Plus make the most of the seasonal offers to ensure you stick to your shopping budget!

 
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To go with the smoked salmon starter

 

If you like fresh crisp whites, try an unoaked white Rioja. Packed with refreshing grapefruit flavours and elegant floral notes, these will work well with a smoked salmon starter on Christmas day.

Save 20% on Faustino V Sin Crianza 2009 at Ocado.com

 
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Turkey or goose?

 

A treat with turkey
A special meal demands special wine. Reserva wines are elegant and concentrated, with rich fruit flavours and subtle savoury and spicy hints.

Try the Rioja Reserva 2005 Viña Eguia, just £5.99 when you buy two bottles or more at Majestic. Recommended by Andrew Neather of the Evening Standard, this wine has 'spicy fruit and lashings of oak'.

If you’re having goose
A rich meat deserves a rich white wine, so instead of opting for a Burgundy or New World Chardonnay, why not go for an oaked Rioja? The creamy texture will balance out the flavours of the bird perfectly. 

Rioja Blanco 2010 Muga (£8.99 from Majestic when you buy two bottles or more) will pair perfectly with your goose!

 

 
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More awards success for Rioja

 

At the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) banquet last month, Rioja picked up over fifty medals, including six prestigious golds.

On top of that, Barón de Ley was awarded the 'Best Rioja Wine' trophy for its Gran Reserva 2004. You can get 25% off the 2001 vintage of this wine at Waitrose until the 3rd January 2012. 

Check out the full list of winners here.

 

 
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