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A Tempranillo Tango for the 'Bachelorette' in Rioja; Josh Groban Sings Pinot Praises

27 July
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A Tempranillo Tango for the 'Bachelorette' in Rioja; Josh Groban Sings Pinot Praises

A singing winemaker, a winemaking singer, boxing bartenders, a swigginggolfer and a jerk(-cooking) mayor, all in this week's Unfiltered.

It has been a dry five years for Bachelor Wine Nation since Courtney stole winemaker-bachelor Ben F.(known off-screen as Envolve Winery's Ben Flajnik) away from us. SoUnfiltered had reason to rejoice when, midway through Monday's episode of TheBachelorette, star Rachel Lindsay whisked her three final suitors—Eric, Peter and Bryan—off to romantic Rioja, Spain! (We know it's romantic, because the cast pronounces Rioja“romantic” no fewer than five times in the span of 15 minutes.)

The rest of the episode is a veritable fiesta of vino y amor: First, our girl and happy-go-luckypersonal trainer Eric take in the region’s vineyard vistas via helicopter. “It’s like wine country
on steroids,” Rachel muses, while Eric proclaims Rioja “the most romantic place I've ever
been in my whole life.”

Then came Unfiltered’s favorite scene of the night: tasting time in the old caves at the EgurenUgarte winery. Rach and eligible “business owner”* Peter (*also a personal trainer) getserenaded with a Spanish love song by Eguren’s charismatic owner, Vitorino Eguren, tastethrough some reds—rated “so good” by Rachel—and are given a key to their very own“Raquel y Pedro” wine locker.
Peter selects a bottle of what Vitorino told Unfiltered is his estate’s signature Tempranillo
"Cincuenta" bottling, and the pair enjoy a glass outside in the sun. And then a final stop atthe most romantic part of the winery: That would be the crushpad, obviamente, where Raquely Pedro perform the delicate dance of grape stomping.

The cliffhanger episode doesn’t even get to chiropractor Bryan’s date—Unfiltered haslearned the Aug. 7 finale was filmed at Bodegas Ontañon and Viñedos del Contino—but if we
had a rose to give, it would definitely go to Vitorino. “It was a pleasure being chosen for thisdate!” the singing vintner told us. “I am honored.”

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