Definition of Rioja in English:


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Pronunciation: /rɪˈɒhə
, rɪˈɒkə/


[mass noun]
A wine produced in La Rioja, Spain.
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  • Even Rioja, already Spain's leading table wine at the turn of the 19th century, found few markets other than neighbouring Basque country and South America.
  • Setting out at dawn with a formidable supply of beer and rum, they would fish all day then return under moonlit skies to dine and drink jugs of Rioja wine in local Spanish restaurants.
  • Main dishes are customarily accompanied by a simple salad, often made with vegetables picked minutes before from the household garden, and are almost always served with the region's Rioja wines.

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