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 (rē-ō′hə, -hä)
Any of various wines, usually red, from the northern Spanish province of La Rioja and a few adjacent areas.
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(Brewing) a red or white wine, with a distinctive vanilla bouquet and flavour, produced around the Ebro river in central N Spain
[C20: from La Rioja, the area where it is produced]
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(riˈoʊ hɑ)

a dry red wine from the Rioja region of N Spain.
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Noun1.Rioja - dry red table wine from the Rioja region of northern Spain
red wine - wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes
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Well I suggested either Pinot Noir or Rioja, but I'm more than happy to leave the Pinot in the hoover cupboard (sorry wine cellar) this Easter and reach into the corner for a bottle of Spain's best-known export.
1 CUNE WHITE RIOJA (PS9.50, the Co-op) THIS is a slightly oaked white using the viura grape.
6 MARQUES DE CACERES, GRAN RESERVA, RIOJA, 2010 (PS21.99 or PS16.99 in a buy six deal, Majestic) A GRAN RESERVA is only made when the grapes are exceptional.
La Rioja's ratings affirmation is underpinned by its fiscal performance in line with peers.
They will be offering Rioja Day-themed food, drinks and events to help spread good cheer throughout the city centre.
This up-and-coming wine type has been upstaging rioja for the last few years.
Not only are there many in-store tastings at Narberth, Aberystwyth and the Curado Bar in Cardiff, but they're also giving discounts on their wide range of Rioja.
Reds | Palacios Remondo Rioja Crianza La Montesa 2013, Spain (PS16.49, Ocado): A wine with excellent credentials, the Palacios estate in the Rioja Baja sub-region is famous for producing outstanding wines - winemaker Alvaro Palacios has a Decanter Man of the Year award on his mantle.
Last month, the control board honored "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria with its Prestigio Rioja prize.
The multi-pronged program includes in-flight and on-ground wine offerings and guided tastings to bring to life the always vibrant Rioja region and wines of unparalleled quality, versatility and value.