Rioja Wines Make Inroads With U.S. Consumers

June 20th, 2014

Spanish wines have been enjoying growth in the U.S. market, with bottled shipments up by more than half a million cases over the past two years. Within the 4.6-million-case Spanish category in the U.S., wines from Rioja have been a major contributor to growth. In 2013, Rioja’s shipments to the U.S. jumped 18% to the equivalent of about 1.1 million cases, capping a run in which its U.S. presence has expanded by nearly three-quarters since 2009.

One standout Rioja producer that’s been drawing global attention to the category is Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE), whose Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 was named Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Yearfor 2013.      Read more

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