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“It was the Romans who first established La Rioja as a winemaking region. They planted vineyards along the banks of the Ebro river and used it to transport the wine they made here to their colonies all over Europe. That’s why the region is shaped the way it is – it follows the Ebro for 120 kilometers.”
“Rioja as a winemaking brand came about towards the end of the 19th Century. The phylloxera epidemic that wiped out the French vineyards drove winemakers from Bordeaux to La Rioja to find an alternative location to make their style of wine. They brought with them the Bordeaux winemaking tradition that still influences how Rioja is made today.”
“In the 1920s, winemakers from the region came together to establish Spain’s first Denominación de Origen – similar to a French appellation. They founded D.O.C. Rioja to ensure the quality of the wine in the region – so nobody could make bad wine and market it off the back of the name Rioja.”

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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)23-Jan-2013 20:42
Sharp eye....BV
Hank Vander Velde21-Jan-2013 04:13
A super image and nice info too Jose.
Walter O. Koenig21-Jan-2013 02:22
Gorgeous warm golden lighting in this scene. "V"
George21-Jan-2013 02:22
Beautiful warm light! V
Mildred Alpern20-Jan-2013 22:51
Glowing with sunlight even with the darkening clouds.
larose forest photos20-Jan-2013 21:36
That warm light suffusing the land is marvelous. A very good capture. V
Martin Lamoon20-Jan-2013 21:22
Wonderful sky and sunlight on the scene. v
Stephanie20-Jan-2013 21:17
Gorgeous, gorgeous scene!!! VV
Jean Chiasson20-Jan-2013 20:54
Beautiful image and warm colors José vote
Ceya20-Jan-2013 20:29
Lovely golden light over the landscape, warm colours of the vineyards, dramatic sky in the background - what an impressive scene! V
Robert Ballard20-Jan-2013 20:24
I like the nice light in the foreground with the dark clouds in the back.
Gérard Koehl20-Jan-2013 20:06
Splendide... V
MarcViskens20-Jan-2013 20:04
beautiful mood
very nice done José
Jim Coffman20-Jan-2013 19:53
A great image in this warm light!
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