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Summer is coming to an end in the northern hemisphere, and vineyards will soon show off their beautiful golden and red colors as temperatures mellow during the day and become pleasantly cool at night. It is the peak of the most beautiful and active season for winemakers and wine lovers: the grape harvest season! The grape harvest is a crucial part of the winemaking process because the moment that the grapes are picked determines the acidity, sweetness, and flavor of... read more

One of the nicest ways to holiday, if you are a wine lover, would be to hire a car and drive around your favourite wine regions, stopping to stay in interesting places and visiting wineries. Add to that, tasting the food and exploring wine regions, and you have a memorable wine holiday. One of my favourite regions is La Rioja. Spain's most special wine region has over 500 wineries and is a short distance away from other Spanish cities: Bilbao, San... read more

Rioja has got it all - from traditional bodegas and medieval caves to modern, jaw-dropping architectural cellars. Our regional expert, Jenny, names some of the best wineries to visit in Rioja. Check out our map to discover where the best wineries in Rioja are. Bodegas Muga in Haro - many consider it the best tasting room in Rioja. No appointments needed; just call in and taste! A tour of the winery is also not to be missed as this... read more

Discover more about Rioja wines & its traditional food Located in the north of Spain, La Rioja is well known because of its wines, but how well do we really know them? For instance, did you know that while Tempranillo is the most common variety, there are more red grapes used for blends or varietal wines? And on top of that you also a range of white grapes which can’t be forgotten.  And La Rioja is not... read more

Named after the River Oja, Rioja is the oldest DO (Denominación de Origen) in Spain, dating back to 1925. Today it is recognised for the quality of its winemaking. There is plenty to do and see in Rioja and we recommend visiting for at least three days to make sure you get the full experience. Here are some of our favourite wine and food tours to help you make the most of your visit to Rioja. 1. Avant-garde Riojan Architecture... read more

From the stunning Santorini Island in Greece, to the exotic Casa Blanca Valley in Chile, with some stops in other wonderfuldestinations, we’ve selected the most spectacular wine regions of the world to show you why tasting wine in its splendid home can be an unforgettable experience. So, if you are a wine lover, you must add these destinations to your bucket list. Here is our top 10: SANTORINI, GREECE Our trip starts in Santorini, Greece. This island is immune... read more

Whether you like it tannic or light, smoky or fruity, new or old world, young or old, there is a perfect wine region for every red wine lover. Winerist's customers that travelled with us in 2015 loved the wine regions below, which were most in demand. Of course, there are some famous names which are synonymous with popular and widely available wines. As wine lovers get to experiment with new wine regions and grape varieties, we will see a shift to... read more

Wineries have been around for thousands of years, and over time some have embraced avant-garde architectural styles, becoming some of the most impressive architectural masterpieces standing around the world. From the exotic and intriguing New World wineries, to the more traditional Old World, we’ve selected the 15 modern wonders of the wine world, including out-of-this-world wineries and luxury wine hotels. So pour yourself a glass of wine, find a sense of wanderlust and discover them.   1. Bodegas Protos, Ribera... read more

The 12th of November we celebrate the International Day of one of wine lover’s favourite grapes…  Tempranillo!  Although this grape variety was not very famous some years ago, Tempranillo has become today one of the world´s greatest red varieties. When we think about Tempranillo, the first thing that comes to our mind is Spain. In fact, it is the dominant grape variety of La Rioja, one of the most renowned Spanish wine regions.... read more