International Tapas Day

Today it is the ‘Día Mundial de la Tapa‘, or as we say in English: International Tapas day, which brings me to the topic of combining tapas and wine. Since I live in the Rueda wine region, I will tell you a little bit about the different tapas I think work well with the Verdejo wines. Continue reading


Bodegas Mocén

Bodegas Mocén, located in Rueda, is not only known for its quality wines, but also for the unique visits it offers. I have visited the winery several times and each time it keeps surprising me.

Courtyard Bodegas Mocén       Courtyard Bodegas Mocén

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Ruta del Vino de Rueda

Spain is not only known for its warm climate and its beaches, it is also a beautiful wine country. In 2013 the overall wine production was 50 million hectoliter (6.7 million bottles), which is more than the production of France and Italy and makes Spain the world’s biggest wine producer. No wonder this country is a paradise for wine tourists.

There are currently 20 official wine routes in Spain, of which the Ruta del vino de Rueda is one of the newest. The Rueda wine area, famous for its verdejo wines, is located about half an hour from Valladolid, the capital of Castilla y León. Continue reading