Wine tasting in La Rioja

This week’s magazine feature is about Spain’s La Rioja and the wine that is produced there. In the article, it discusses the difference between two of the vineyards in La Rioja and you can also test your listening skills in the audio section where two friends are speaking about wine tasting. You can read a short extract from the article below:

Magazine extract

If you are in La Rioja you are probably there for the wine. With so many vineyards to choose from, picking the right tasting experience depends a lot on what you like. Two vineyards which offer contrasting experiences are Agrícola Labastida in the hill village Labastida, and Bodega Eguren Ugarte in Páganos. While family-run Agrícola Labastida is small and specialized, Eguren Ugarte is one of the biggest vineyards in La Rioja. Agrícola Labastida develops organic and bio-dynamic wines while Bodegas Eguren Ugarte is less concerned by pesticides. 
Nuevo vocabulario

vineyards (n.) = place where wine grapes are grown = viñedos

hill village (n.) = a village built on top of a hill = pueblo serrano

family-run (adj.) = owned and managed by a family instead of a corporation = familiar

develops (v.) = to create or make = hacer

organic (adj.) = made without use of chemicals or using natural ingredients = orgánico

bio-dynamic (adj.) = a natural approach to processing wine, related to organic = biodinámica

pesticide (n.) = chemicals used in farming and grape growing = pesticida

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