By Gerry Dawes
Introductory Notes from Reservaycata.com (Madrid), a wine shop on whose website the article was serialized in two installments:
The article that follows was first published on the net at Thewinenews.com, from the printed version of the October/November 2002 issue of this prestigious American wine magazine. With the consent of the author we offer you what we believe to be one of the most stunning in-depth analysis of current Rioja developments having been written this year. Regardless of having to agree with all his appreciations, this compelling and extensive account will lead you through the exciting new developments occurring in Spain's flagship Appellation for red wines. I was featured in two separate monthly articles (December 2002 and January 2003). Translation into Spanish has been performed by Ernesto de Serdio of Reserva y Cata. Enjoy this superb reading!
during the presentation of the plans for the new Frank Gehry-designed hospitality center at the winery.
This article first appeared in The Wine News, Oct/Nov 2002