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Rioja: The Smart Traveller's Wine Guide

Rioja: The Smart Traveller's Wine Guide

A pocket guide to Bordeaux for the wine-interested tourist

By (author) Fintan Kerr


Publishing 30th Oct 2024
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  • A new series aimed at a cultured traveler who wants to visit some wineries and vineyards as part of a trip to a famous wine region
  • Perfect for people with different levels of wine knowledge
  • Top vineyards to visit, top restaurants and wine bars across the region, written by locals
  • Explains the main wine styles and the regions' top grapes
  • Vintage guide and help with wine lists
Full Description

A handy and stylish pocket guide to Rioja, The Smart Traveller’s Wine Guide covers everything you need to know about Spain’s most famous wine region, its fascinating 150-year relationship with Bordeaux, the history of its great bodegas, the complex business of barrel ageing, the differences between modern and classic Rioja – and where to find the best tapas in Rioja. This is a guide written by wine experts for the wine-interested tourist. Everything about this complex region is covered: the difference between Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa, wine routes to take you past architectural masterpieces like Frank Gehry’s Marques de Riscal and Calatrava’s Bodegas Ysios. The Smart Traveller’s Wine Guide series is written in collaboration with Club Oenologique, with comprehensive listings of restaurants, hotels, cafés and bars, points of wider cultural interest such as art galleries and museums, which bodegas you can visit, how to read a Rioja wine list, Rioja winemakers’ favorite restaurants and more.

About the Author

Fintan Kerr is a wine writer and educator based in Barcelona. He focuses on Spanish, Italian and French wines and organizes regular tastings and courses in Barcelona, whilst also writing about the world of wine for and other prestigious journals. He can be found on X at @winecuentista or at

Academie du Vin Library
Publish date
30th Oct 2024
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
4.53 in x 7.01 in
192 Pages
100 color
Name of series
The Smart Traveller's Wine Guide
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