Tag Archives: Wine Travels

Vino in the Valley

      Which valley? Napa Valley? No. Try the Valle de Guadalupe (Guadalupe Valley) in Mexico. Mexican wine. You heard me correctly. Mexican. Wine. Yes, our neighbor to the south produces more than just the world’s finest tequila. Just a couple of hours south of the California/Mexico border, in the state of Baja California,…
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Tasting Spain with Campos de España

      Spanish wine has been in the news off and on over the past few years. The quality of wines coming out of Spain for the price point is virtually still unequalled in the world of wine today.  Some would argue with this statement; but when you add the tremendous breadth of varietals…
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Barrafina: A Taste of Spain in London

I will never pass up an opportunity to a new Spanish restaurant, especially when overseas. A two-day layover in London on a recent trip to Greece provided me with just such an opportunity. Knowing London has probably the best Spanish food scene outside Spain (due in part to its proximity to Spain, the availability of…
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Wine Hotels in Spain: Charm and Luxury Along the Rutas de Vino

Finding the perfect hotel in the right location never ceases to be a challenge. Many of the villages along the Rutas de Vino in Spain have become home to some of the country’s (and world’s) most unique hotels. And what is the best thing about these hotels? They are part of a growing trend of wineries with…
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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Ribera del Duero

The past few years have been good to the Ribera del Duero wine region in North Central Spain; but much like Sonoma in California wine country, it has had to contend with a more popular older sibling, Rioja. That said, given the region’s much deserved recent international notoriety, things are changing. On a recent trip…
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