La Geria is an interior part of Lanzarote, which is less touristic than the coast. It is interesting to travel it because it still remains very traditional. With some luck you will be able to go in the summer to the town’s
Elciego was not one of the places we were planning to visit, but its location in the road that took us to the region of Laguardia (where our hotel was) made us stop in the way.
Suddenly one remembers how impressive Frank Gerhy’s
Inaugurated in 2001, the Ysios winery, located in the outskirts of Laguardia (about two kilometers away), Rioja Alavesa, occupy a building designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, next to the Sierra de Cantabria and built in a way
A very unique building designed by British architect Richard Rogers, who also designed the new Terminal 4 of Barajas airport in Madrid and the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, France. You must see this if you are an architecture
In these wineries, apart from making a visit, you can take courses on wine tasting at various levels. I took the introductory one: you enter a room conditioned for this purpose along with other people, all of them sit down at the
This is without a doubt one of the most fantastic places I have ever visited. Viña Tondonia is a hundred-year-old wine cellar located in Haro. It has something magical inside, especially if you discover it in company of the future
Mendoza is a place with many attractions for example: it has very nice tours near the mountains, in the city there are many activities and the best of the wines of the area. There are many wine shops as well as large companies and all
Going on a touristic route to the "Bodegas de La Rioja" (Wine cellars of La Rioja) is great. One can have a taste of everything: 100 years old vineyards in Haro or personal stories fascinating the visitor. Such is the case of the
I went with some friends to see a winery and was greatly surprised. This warehouse, just five minutes from the centre of Logroño, hides a history of over 120 years. We walked through its corridors, surrounded by barrels, and found
Heredad de Ugarte is a place that's right in the midst of so many fields of vines, with sunsets that are so typical of La Rioja. The mix of colors and the freshly cut vines will give you peace of mind, and then the hotel room was so
It is a winery located very close to Logroño, specifically on the road from Logroño to Zaragoza, km 7 (N-232). It was inaugurated in 2007 and has a a design and architecture very modern from the outside and very minimalist from the
Despite not being one of Haro’s century-old wineries, the Bodegas Roda have quickly built a name for themselves both locally and around the world for their production of fine, elegant wines, guided tours of the spectacular interior,
Porto Cálem is one of the most famous wine cellars of Oporto, it has produced wines of extraordinary quality since 1859, the visit is a pleasant and instructive experience. The winery is in Vila Nova de Gaia, just across the bridge,
The world famous Champagne is produced in the small Champagne-Ardennes region. In fact, sparkling wine can only be regarded as Champagne if it's produced in this region. Someone might get confused and call a Catalan cava Champagne.
In Laguardia, nestled in the Rioja, which is the excellent wine-producing region is where you can visit the winery The Fabulist, which stands out among other underground cellars. It's located under the Palace of Samaniego, which is
We visited the Croft Caves and assume that the other wineries are similar. It was an interesting visit, as well as the visit itself, the whole process of making wine, barrels, vats, etc. was explained and to end the visit we were
It is undoubtedly the most famous Champagne cellar in the world. Located in Epernay, a small town in the Champagne region, the name Champagne is shared amongst the cellars (as only sparkling wine that is produced here has this name).
Located at 30 Avenida de Mendavia, this Logroño winery was founded in 1973. They perform two types of visits for individuals: first, the winery tour and tasting/appetiser pairing (6 € / pers). A specialised guide will show you the
This is one of the centennial wineries in La Rioja and of the most historically important. It came about when the French wine industry was hit with phylloxera and integrated many of the latest technologies at the time.
Sangalhos is a small parish of Anadia (in central Portugal) and here are some of the most popular and prestigious wineries. They hav won many awards both nationally and internationally. On sale was the famous "sparkling" wine that is
Chianti is a must in Tuscany. It extends from the south of Florence to Siena and its wine, Chianti Classico, is one of the region's best ambassadors to the world (although, in my humble opinion, it is it overrated in both prestige and
Of the distilleries I visited, both in Northern Ireland and Scotland, this is one that has public access and guided tours. As if it were a museum, with the friendliest staff, you are explained to the smallest detail of the
Saint-Tropez does not only offer beautiful beaches, night parties and luxury boutiques. It is also an important city with prized vineyards, cultivated for the production of the famous "Côtes de Provence". The Bertaud-Belieru winery is
On one of our day trips visiting villages around Quimper, on the way to Locronan we went to a cider distillery, although unfortunately I can´t remember the name or the area where it was. It had all different kinds of old gadgets on