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Concrete Tanks at Sarria

Concrete Tanks at Sarria

I think my stance on visiting stainless steel tanks is well established (although I have to admit that ‘sometimes’ they can be beneficial). At least stainlessRead More

Blue Spittoons at Bodega Nekeas

Blue Spittoons at Bodega Nekeas

I once attended a wine tasting, many moons ago now, where a rather cocky taster gave us great hilarity as his, no doubt expensive, silk tieRead More

Wine Bottle in the Chapel of St Clement

Wine Bottle in the Chapel of St Clement

There were photo opportunities aplenty on the drive up to the Sarria winery in Navarra. But this was a wine trip, not a photographic one. TheRead More

Barrel Cellar Senorio de Otazu

Barrel Cellar Senorio de Otazu

It is an impressive building, still being constructed as far as I could tell. And certainly set up to cater for tourists. There is a smallRead More

Bottle Rack, Monjardin Winery, Navarra, Spain

Bottle Rack, Monjardin Winery, Navarra, Spain

The wines from Bodegas Monjardin are not currently available in the UK. Their range is good, honest, drinkable and affordable stuff. Perhaps not the most excitingRead More

Grape Harvest at Ochoa, Navarra, Spain

Grape Harvest at Ochoa, Navarra, Spain

A fantastic few days just spent in Navarra, Spain. Made even more special as the visit coincided with the grape harvest. Quite a unique experience asRead More

Window and Barrels at Senorio de Otazu

Window and Barrels at Senorio de Otazu

It is rather a cliché in saying that many wineries are temples or cathedrals of wine. Many a pound has been expended on lavish buildings overRead More

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