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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, […]


Wines in and around Ronda: bright and stunning


After visiting Andalusia, our wanderlust could only grow and the list of places to explore got longer. At this point, we were enthused by virtually everything, we were wondering what else could surprise us.. We went to beautiful Ronda. Why Ronda? Actually, because we were looking for a combination of wines and unspoiled places, not […]


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 […]


Private wine tastings in Spanish Bodegas


 What I can expect from a visit to a Spanish bodega? When we visit bodegas, our experience may vary. We often walk to the vineyards first, where we learn how vines are growing, which grapes are grown and what happens in each season. Obviously, the opportunity to visit or walk through the vineyards will depend […]


Where wines best reveal their character


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