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Wine review: Beronia Rioja Reserva 2009, Spain

Food Pairing
Roast leg of lamb

For a red that spent 18 months in oak and 20 months in bottle before release, this is exceptionally fresh Rioja. Medium-full-bodied and very dry, with a grainy texture, it delivers chewy cherry and notes of coconut, spice and old wood. Great for the price. Decant it if you can and introduce it to roast leg of lamb; $24.99 in B.C., various prices in Alberta, $23.99 in Manitoba, $20.95 in Quebec.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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