February 28, 1999 He Told Me So By James Laube Ten years ago, on a whirlwind three-week fact-finding mission that crisscrossed Spain, I met a young winemaker at a trade tasting in Rioja. Alvaro Palacios, then 22, conveyed such enthusiasm about the wines of his native Rioja that I've never forgotten him or his passion.
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