La Rioja

PAN+VIN¦âEDO 2.jpgLogroño is the capital city of the autonomous community of La Rioja.
 
The Rioja denomination (Denominación de Origen Calificada - D.O.Ca.) takes its name from La Rioja.  However, Rioja is made from grapes grown not only in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja, but also in parts of Navarre and the Basque province of Álava. Rioja is further subdivided into three zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa.
 
The Rioja denomination, with over 2,000 years of wine producing history, is the leading wine region of Spain, which is in turn one of the world’s largest wine producing and exporting countries.   Rioja has more than 500 wineries, including some of the oldest and most famous bodegas in the world, and more than 63,000 hectares under vine.
 
The Symposium programme is likely to include at least one tasting and dinner in wineries outside Logroño, with transport and co-ordination included in the ticket price.