rioja

noun, often capitalized
rio·​ja | \ rē-ˈō-(ˌ)hä How to pronounce rioja (audio) \

Definition of rioja

: a wine from the Rioja region of Spain especially : a dry red wine from this region

Examples of rioja in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wine writer Rebecca Murphy shares a special rioja — an old vine garnacha (100%) from a legendary producer. Tina Danze, Dallas News, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of rioja

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Rioja.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rioja. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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