Note: I haven’t written one of these wine tasting posts in a while. It isn’t that I’m not drinking wine (perish the thought!) but we have been consuming a lot of the Baron de Ley stock we have. It has become my wife’s “go-to” wines of choice. However, we finally broke out of that “rut”, but we still haven’t left Spain. Instead of Rioja Tempranillo, we moved to Mencia grape wine from Bierzo region with the Raul Pérez Bierzo Ultreia St. Jacques.
While I tried to post something about each of our days in Spain, I thought it might be worth summarizing our trip with an overall impression of the country. So after talking with DJ, here are a few of things that stood out to us during our time there.
Another day, another Spanish wine. (What can I say, in preparation for our recent trip to Spain, I bought a LOT of Spanish wines…) Most of the information was found on the La Rioja Alta winery website.
For our last full day in Spain, we had no tours scheduled. Usually when we travel, we don’t make a lot of plans. That allows us to factor in environmental elements like the weather, events, etc. as they occur. Having seen most of the sights we wanted to see in Madrid, we decided to just do a “walk-about”. And the first place we headed was across the street from the hotel, El Retiro Park.
We are nearing the end of our time in Spain, just a couple of days left on our trip. My Missus is getting a little depressed at the thought of having to go back to the “real world”. We have one more tour left on our itinerary: a trip to Toledo. It is about a 50 mile trip from Madrid to the former capital city of Spain, so we have to get an early 9:30 am start. Typically, that is not late, but we still dragging from the flamenco show the night before. Anyway, we met our personal guide Rossana, our driver Juan, and we headed out.