Another weekend has passed us by and we all begrudgingly head back into work. With the cold front that's hit us again we thought it would be a great chance to get some big reds out. Let's begin shall we?

Founded in 1890, La Rioja Alta is arguably the traditional Rioja bodega whose wines are most consistent, readily available, the most time and time again delicious.This is a tough to find bottling from La Rioja Alta. It consists of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo. Wonderfully classic, with lovely fruit, some subtle earthy notes, and a more restrained, traditional style. This wine will surely age well for another decade or more. Arana, it is worth noting, is also a favorite amongst many of the crew over at La Rioja Alta.

Viña Arana Reserva 2009 @ £23.95

An award winning, rich, savoury, spicy, medium bodied red wine from Rioja. Tobacco, caramel, incense and spices on the nose with ripe dark fruits, vanilla and oak on the palate. Pair with charcuterie, red meats or medium to mature cheeses.

This has quickly become one of the most popular wines in the shop so why not come see what all the fuss is about?