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Vine Talk: Relishing Riojas from Spain

By Michelle Michalos
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
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This week on Vine Talk, a celebrity panel featuring Aidan Quinn, Nanette Lepore, and Chef Amanda Freitag join host Stanley Tucci to sample Rioja wines from Spain.

Nanette Lepore, Stanley Tucci, Aidan Quinn, Emilie Perrier, Amanda Freitag, Ray Isle

Vine Talk airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

Watch an excerpt from the show: Chef Amanda Freitag discusses the unique ice cream flavor she was invited to try while working in France.

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Vine Talk – Episode 9 – Ice Cream from Vine Talk on Vimeo.

Looking for the right wine to serve at your next picnic or barbecue? Check out Vine Talk‘s Summer Wine Picks.


  • Denise

    While the personal stories can be fun I would like to see more talk about the wines. I want to know about the notes and everyones opinions. Some wines we hear nothing about. I thought the purpose of the show was to educate about wine? I feel like I am left hanging at the end of each show.

  • Gordon

    I agree with the previous comment. Sure, create that sense of table talk but don’t lose focus on the wine; that’s why I’m watching.

  • jeff martin

    the third wine was the winner for 20 bucks, but did not catch the label info. It was a 2003 Rioja. Please provide the vineyard. I am anxious to pick up a bottle
    thank you.

  • Heather

    Response to Jeff:
    2003 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva Rioja

  • al maldonado

    I would like to see the results, of the 2 wines chosen for that episode, posted on the “Vine Talk ” web site

  • peggy

    Can we get the list of most favorable to least for each episode especially the rioja episode.