Tasting Wine, Haro, Spain

Haro, Spain hosts numerous bodegas at the edge of town. This is a sort of wine capital for the La Rioja region.

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You’ll find famous wine makers and also smaller brands here. In the station district you can park and walk between several. Below is a tasting sample from Bodegas Roda.

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And take a look at the cellar at Roda:

DSC_2451.JPGI’ll post some more about tasting wine in Haro soon. Cheers!

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Views of La Rioja, Spain

La Rioja, like much of Spain, features some marvelous views. A broad valley of fields and vineyards, it is dotted by some hills from which you can see for miles.

DSC_2480.JPGThere are mountains on either side. When the weather rolls in, you can see the clouds folding over the top and spilling downward.

fullsizeoutput_c47.jpegThis is a place to linger, to check out the local scene, enjoy the food and wine. Take your time.

Published in: on September 21, 2017 at 10:27 am  Leave a Comment  
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American Airlines Flight 740 to Madrid

Just for fun, I made a little video showing the takeoff, meals, and landing on American Airlines Flight 740 from Philadelphia to Madrid, Spain.

 

It was a great flight. Excellent crew, good food, and safe. Looking forward to many more like this.

Hospederia del Vino, Ábalos, Spain

During a recent visit to the La Rioja region of Spain, I had the pleasure of staying at the Hospederia del Vino. Located at the very edge of the hamlet of Ábalos, this is an active winery with a comfortable guest house, complete with pool and hot tub.

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The main building seen above features several guest room and the various places for dining and meeting. Here’s a look at the pool, which is indoors.

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Plenty of room in the water for you and all your friends. The Hospederia is operated by the Puelles family, and Jesús is passionate about his wine and country, so definitely opt for the wine tour and tasting. Here’s a look at the room:

DSC_2454.JPGEverything here for a comfortable stay, including a well appointed bathroom that can be seen in the next photo:

DSC_2455There is plenty of parking, a great breakfast, and all the tranquility you need for a great sleep. More about Spain soon!

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