Her award-winning book THE WINE REGION OF RIOJA ( 2012) was and remains the first and only book by a US publisher dedicated to RIOJA. It was envisioned to be a long-overdue authoritative, informative and beautiful reference tool for both the seasoned professional and the wine consumer. Much of the research for this work was done in Castilian since so very little of the “real Rioja” is published in English. The second edition was released in 2017. Both editions have been awarded in the categories of Best in History, Photography, and Travel.
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The Wine Region of Rioja
In the business of wine, they say the USA is a “varietal driven market,” meaning that many people get acquainted with wine through a grape and make their choices in that way. It may be “I’ll have a merlot” or “Can you recommend a chardonnay.” However, wine is often approached by region. This means the place of origins such as Napa, Bordeaux, Chianti, or Rioja. For the later 3, the place and wine are often interchangeable. It may translate into “We’ll try the Chianti,” or what I always hear is “I LOVE Rioja.”
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The Wine Region of Rioja 2nd edition
Explore Rioja, Spain, where some of the world’s best red wines are produced, and discover the historic region’s unique spirit, which is so inviting to visitors today. Ana Fabiano has written the most comprehensive book of Rioja wines to date as well as a fascinating insider s perspective to a magical place. She reveals two Riojas: one steeped in a grand past and the other comfortably sitting in the twenty-first century.