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Wine Tourism at the edge: hunting the Rufete in northern Spain

By Andrew C Ferguson Describing my day job as Chief Ninja in the Council’s Democratic Services Black Ops Division, as I sometimes do, probably gives it a veneer of glamour that’s slightly misleading, if I were being honest. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy it, and try to give 100%. But like most people, […]

What´s Up in May in the Wineries of Txakolí

While strolling through the charming streets of Bilbao or San Sebastián, you probably noticed impressive rows of cider-like green bottles lining up in almost every pintxo bar. Once you get inside, you can witness the extraordinary process of serving this magic potion from a great height, which for a lot of foreigners can be quite […]

A one-of-a kind tour in wine producing region of Rueda

If the infinite fields of Castile tell the stories of battles and kings, its vineyards evoke its orders of knighthood settled in this vast open plateau also known as la meseta central. In this district, wine culture is tightly intertwined with the History of the Catholic Kings, best depicted by a number of fortresses and […]