RIOJA RED ~ For a special occasion

MY FRIEND PAUL'S  40th  Birthday !

ANGELAS DAD suggested six bottles of ...

Carta Rioja Gran Reservada ~ 2011

Silver Medal Award ~ 2016 ~ some Wine !


Special Price ~ in presentation box ~ £50

Aroma ~ Ripe Plum & Vanilla ~ Perfect Nose

I sampled ~ it did what it said on the Bottle !

Perfect pallet ~ served with roast lamb

For forty Special Guests ~ In the Church Hall

A perfect compliment for Lamb & ripe Stilton

Six empty Bottles standing in the Hall ! ! ! ! ! !

RIOJA TINTA ~ Vino de Los Dioses ~ AMEN !


Thanks for visiting ~ comments please ~ BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡

RIOJA is a region in Spain ~ not a variety of Grape ! 

This POEM is presented as a Free Verse Sonnet ~ OK

  • Author: ANGELA & BRIAN (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 12th, 2019 04:52
  • Category: Special occasion
  • Views: 29


  • orchidee

    A fine write B&A. I must have some Rioja. It's the only time I can say 'Philo-wotsit' (so I'm not on it at the mo, as I can't say the word. lol).

  • orchidee

    Eh> My google does not know 'philoinic'? Summat about Philo and philosophical stuff cropped up. Led me up a garden path!


      Thanks UNCLE STEVE ~ Pleased you enjoyed it ! It was a \'spello\' should have been PHILOENIC ~ A lover of Wine ! We had a PHILOENIC SOCIETY at University ~ Lovely word as befits a great Society
      Yours as always B & A 🧡🧡🧡🧡

    • ForeverJesus6

      I am not a real wine drinker, and I certainly did not know Spain was famous for their wine.
      This is a very informative piece.
      Persistence is key

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Well DION Spain ~ Portugal France & Italy etc. are very important Wine Producing Regions in Europe & inded the World. The CLIMATE & SOIL is ideal for a wide variety of GRAPES. English Wines are improving due to Global Warming. Every Cloud has a Silver Lining ! Thanks for your comment ~ BRIAN !

      • FineB

        Hi Brian and Angela!

        Thanks for this enchanting poem on the pleasures of Rioja.

        I must confess that I am though a white
        wine person all the way!

        Keep writing

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Thanks FINE : Pleased you enjoyed it. We like WHITE also (RED with meat normally) We like WHITE with Pasta & Salad and for chilling ! New Zealand has some exceptional WHITES ! To each His & Her own ! If we host a Dinner Party we advise but never coerce !
          Blessings & Love BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🧡

        • Fay Slimm.

          Most helpful and shall buy a bottle of fruity-red Rioja after this posting.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Thanks FAY : Pleased you enjoyed it. My DAD will be pleased (Pedro de La Luz) he is a Spanish Wine Importer based near London which explains why I was raised in the UK ! Fruity-red Rioja is excellent with Red Meat but it Also complements strong cheeses ! Enjoy your Bottle.
            Blessings & Love ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

          • Goldfinch60

            My favourite wine of them all, thank you for the taster.

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              THANKS PAPA WILL BE PLEASED : To know there is such an afficianado of RIOJA in the UK ! Pleased you enjoyed the Poem Pic & Video : RIOJA rules OK ! Blessings & Love to You & Joyce : ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

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