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"Campo Viejo, we salute you!"

Advantages: Ruby red Rioja from Spain, good taste and colour.
Disadvantages: Could be a little smoother.

Way up in the North of Spain, a long way from where I live on the South Coast, is an area known as Rioja. Under the hot Spanish sun the fertile vineyards produce some of Spain's most popular wines. It was there in 1959 that Jose Ortiguela founded the Bode ...

splishsplash 01.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Campo Viejo Crianza Spain

Rioja bye baby on the tree top....

Advantages: Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum
Disadvantages: Not cheap

Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2007 Well, here I am, your resident wine expert back again. The last two days I have been waiting for plumbers to fix a leaking toilet. Not worrying for me, but worrying for the kind folks downstairs whose bathroom ceiling ...

TheHairyGodmother 28.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Campo Viejo Crianza Spain

Drinking from the rascal's cup - Matsu El Picaro Toro

Advantages: Good quality wine for the price
Disadvantages: None for me

I do like a drop of red wine and over the years I have developed a good knowledge for what I like and what I’m indifferent towards. In wine I’m something of a traditionalist, so I don’t favour or highly rate those gutsy flowery full on Aussies; I much pre ...

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Review of Matsu El Picaro 2012 Toro

RED WINE TONIGHT, VAMPIRES' DELIGHT

Advantages: Fruity, not as acidic as many reds
Disadvantages: Leaves mouth dry

Ah! At last – a red one! Wine that is, I have written about numerous white wines and a few beers and for once I thought I’d branch out into the world of red wine as quite a few people leave comments that they prefer red wine. Personally I prefer a medi ...

blurbubble 11.01.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Stowells of Chelsea Tempranillo

Raise my glasses!

Advantages: Affordable & Widely Available
Disadvantages: An over-rated brand.....

**** Taste Section Now Added to!! **** OK, so I guess it had to happen - I had to buy a bottle of wine on one of my rare days off. I run a restaurant so have wine aplenty all the other days of the week, and its ALL lovely thanks to our brilliant win ...

shaunandlisa 16.12.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Stowells of Chelsea Tempranillo