Wine Festivals Category
Batalla del Vino- Wine Battle of La Rioja, Spain
Posted on July 2, 2012
Here is a taste of what it is like to be at the Batalla del Vino in Haro, Spain.
Every year, the city of Haro celebrates the end of their week of festivals with the Batalla del Vino, the Battle of the wine in San Felices, a mountain top about 7 kilometers from Haro.
Everyone starts the party the night before and the next day hikes up to San Felices to arrive at the 8 am start time of the battle. The rule is to wear white, all white if possible, if not, a white shirt. Everyone battles each other with wine until noon and then heads back into town to run circles around the town square. But at about 11 am, everyone enjoys a traditional Almuerzo or mid-day snack of Caracoles- Snails and Lomo con pimientos- Pork with red peppers! All amazing food and wine!
Enjoy! Perhaps the next June 29th, you can join us in Haro, Spain for this fun and very messy event.
Come experience the Riojan Young and Fresh…Wines! Rioja Joven y Fresco Event Recap
Posted on June 15, 2012
Every year Lo Mejor del Vino de Rioja holds an event to allow wineries in La Rioja to present their newest released wines. This includes the 2012 release of white, rose and young red wines. What is great about this event is that it gets the younger generation out and trying the young wines of […]
Our fun day trip to Hondarribia, ES and Hendaye, FR – June 2011
Posted on June 15, 2011
When you aren’t sure what to do and looking for something within 2 hours of Logroño, the País Vasco is where you want to go for sun, sand and surf…and lots of great tapas. Here is what my girls called our version of Sex in the City, since it was just us girls wandering around […]