New from Pop & Pour: #Spain, Old and New - The Wines of @cvnevino
The Short Version: I love Rioja. The region is one of the reasons I am writing #wine blog synopses on #instagram as we speak. More than most, it is an area of clear divide between traditional and modern, old and new. Cune (a name that doesn’t look like an acronym and doesn’t contain the right letters for the acronym in question, but still is one) bridges that divide better than anyone else, either by making Monopole whites in both the old and the new Riojan style or by finding that precise midpoint between early 20th and current 21st century practices in its glorious reds. This is the entry point to your hopeful Cune/CUNE/CVNE adventure, which should be a sufficient hook to keep you going - the Monopole opens all the eyes to what white Rioja can now be, the Crianza stretches the possibility of what sub-$20 CAD wine (an ever-shrinking category) can be, and the Reserva is the perfect lead-in to Cune’s Imperial and other labels showcasing its ever-escalating quality levels. Find some Spain if you haven’t yet.
The Long Version: 1,300 words of praise for Rioja, now up and running at popandpour.ca! Go read and share! #rioja #winelover #winetasting #viura #tempranillo #cune #cvne #tuesday #blog #blogger #instagood #instadaily #yyc #spain #value #drinks