What a great trip...Almost felt like a local from Haro after being there for 25 days in September. Drank a lot of good wine from Bodegas I have heard of plus some good wine from Bodegas I have not heard of. Visited large scale Bodegas (Marques de Riscal) to smaller scale Bodegas (Fernado Remirez de Ganuza). Even visited one place that had about 8.. 20 ft by 30 ..storage places?? side by side that each made their on wine under different labels. Interesting how each different Bodega go about making their wine and what is important to them during production.
Being from USA I got a sense of how wine is part of the culture of having with your food. It was amazing to me to go out to any place that served food at lunch or dinner and hardly see anything but wine being served. Of course getting used to having dinner at 10 - 11 PM took a little getting used to :).
I remember my first night in Spain.
After a long days travel I was having a bite to eat in the house of my girlfriend’s family
at around ten o’ clock.
Having finished she asked ";shall we go then?";
I thought she meant to sleep but it was in fact to go out.
We returned about four in the morning.
Ant that was an early night.
Noone can give you a good night out like the Spanish !
Any more info on the bodegas ? Remirez de Ganuza if poss....