A Match Made in Heaven

A Match Made in Heaven — Mini Caprese Bites with a Rioja Reduction

The juicy tomatoes nestled with fresh mozzarella, glazed with a wine reduction sauce and pungent basil is a perfect appetizer between summer and fall.

A Match Made in Heaven — Curried Chickpeas and Cheese Bruschetta

Indian and Italian cuisine come together for a delicious summer appetizer perfect to serve with a versatile Rioja wine.

A Match Made in Heaven — Lamb Cutlets with Fried Garlic and Potato Stew

Try these lamb cutlets and a potato stew, a riff on patatas bravas and lamb lollipop commonly served in Salamanca with a beautiful glass of Rioja wine.

A Match Made in Heaven — Baked Salmon with Basil Chimichurri and Rioja

Herbed and earthy salmon baked with basil chimichurri and served with potato thyme fries and roasted roots. Pair with a Rioja wine for light spice.

A Match Made in Heaven — an Introduction to Rioja Wines

Discover the history of Rioja wine and make the perfect match with the heavenly grapes.

A Match Made in Heaven — Tortilla Española and Rioja Wine

Tortilla española, or omelette, is quintessential Spanish fare. It can be found in bars and upscale restaurants in Spain. It is so easy to make at home, too

A Match Made in Heaven — Patatas Bravas and Aioli Tapas

A twist on the popular Patatas Bravas and aioli with crispy roasted potatoes instead of fried potatoes.

A Match Made in Heaven — Spicy Eggplant Montadito with Rioja Wine

A piece of baguette is topped with an eggplant tortilla and spicy mayo. Just enough kick to keep up with Rioja wine.

A Match Made in Heaven — Albondigas with a Twist

Albondigas, or meatballs, are a fun dish because you can use many different kinds of meat. This recipe uses a spicy chorizo mixed in for added heat.

A Match Made in Heaven — Seafood Paella and Rioja

A seafood paella recipe, plus a Rioja wine and tapas pairing to create a match made in heaven.

A Match Made in Heaven — How to Pair Rioja Wine

The Rioja region makes quality wine that pairs with a variety of cuisines. Here are ten of our favorite summer appetizers and Rioja pairings.

A Match Made in Heaven — Goat Cheese, Walnut, and Honey Bruschetta

A simple and delicious goat cheese bruschetta featuring toasted walnuts, lemon basil, and local honey. On a hot day, a glass of Rosado is the perfect pair.

A Match Made in Heaven — Baked Spanish Tortilla

A Spanish tortilla makes a great summer tapa especially when paired with a cold gazpacho soup, fried peppers de padron, and don’t forget a tinto de verano.

A Match Made in Heaven — Fig Crostini with Manchego and Caramelized Shallots

A sweet and savory fig crostini with jalapeño jam and caramelized shallots that tantalizes your tastebuds.

A Match Made in Heaven — Pork Boudin Balls

The beauty of Rioja wine is that is goes with any cuisine, especially Louisiana cuisine. Fried cajun-style pork balls are a great tapa with Rioja wine.

A Match Made in Heaven — Tapas with an International Touch

Hosting a romantic tapas dinner for two is easy and inexpensive. Throw in a nice bottle of Rioja red and you’ve got yourself a gourmet dinner.

A Match Made in Heaven — Shrimp Scampi Tapas

The combination of lemon and garlic shrimp pairs perfectly with crisp blanco Rioja wine. Be sure to have bread on hand to devour the sauce left in the pan.

A Match Made in Heaven — Brazilian Chicken Fritters

One of the most popular appetizers of Brazil, Brazilian Chicken Fritters, consists of dough filled with spiced chicken, shaped into a drumstick and fried.

A Match Made in Heaven — Street Corn Croquettes

A summer tapa of charred corn and cheese, fried for a crispy outer layer. For a perfect match, pair with a crisp, light, and refreshing Rioja rosado.

A Match Made in Heaven — Bison Kebabs with Roasted Cherry and Hazelnut Couscous

Spiced bison kebabs with nutty couscous and a glass of Rioja wine is a blissful combination. Make a mint and yogurt dipping sauce for a complete meal.

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