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Conca de Barberà: Monasteries, modernist bodegas and Trepat

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 14th, 2021

This quiet and little-known inland region of Tarragona is home to historic sites such as the imposing monastery of Poblet and a late-ripening variety, Trepat, which is perfect to make sparkling wines and fresh glou-glou reds with soft tannins.

Routes 2021-07-14 07:07:36


Rías Baixas: A hedonistic route for wine lovers

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 20th, 2020

In addition to the many natural attractions of Pontevedra, this Galician region boasts a rich gastronomy and, in some areas such as Rías Baixas, a wide and diverse choice of bars and restaurants where wine is very well looked after.

Routes 2020-09-20 11:09:54


San Sebastian: top spots for wine and pintxos

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 21st, 2017

The most beautiful city in the Basque Country is also the pintxo capital of the world. Although finding top bites is not difficult, the same cannot be said of wine, so here is a list of the top addresses in town where wine matters as much as food.

Routes 2017-03-21 10:03:02


Drinking smartly around Retiro park in Madrid

Anna Harris-Noble | October 25th, 2016

It may not be Madrid’s youngest or trendiest neighbourhood, but there are few areas that can challenge the streets around Ibiza metro to the East of the Retiro Park for wine and tapas bars.

Routes 2016-10-25 08:10:00


The best places to drink wine in Logroño

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | February 24th, 2016

The capital of La Rioja boasts an impressive number of places to eat and drink, but we pick the best bars and restaurants to enjoy interesting wines.

Routes 2016-02-24 12:02:07


Santander for wine lovers

Elisa Errea | September 17th, 2015

After writing about Australia and London, our contributor Elisa Errea was eager to write about the best places for wine lovers in her home town.

Routes 2015-09-17 03:09:52


Catalonia’s Cap de Creus for wine lovers

Miquel Hudin | May 18th, 2015

Best known for its scenery, beaches and the artists who frequented the area, the recovery of the historic hill-terraced vineyards at Cap de Creus natural park offers a new appeal for wine lovers.

Routes 2015-05-18 10:05:27


A taste of the Basque capital

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 20th, 2015

It doesn’t have the beaches and Michelin-starred restaurants of San Sebastian or the international notoriety of Bilbao, but Vitoria is worth a detour for food and wine lovers.

Routes 2015-03-20 10:03:39


Top sherry wineries and tapas in El Puerto and Sanlúcar

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 27th, 2014

In this last piece about the Sherry Triangle, we visit the best wineries in the towns of El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda and little great bars to enjoy the area’s local gastronomy and wines.

Routes 2014-11-27 11:11:52


Bodegas and tapas welcome visitors to Jerez

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 20th, 2014

Thanks to their aging process, wines made in the cities of Jerez, El Puerto and Sanlúcar are unique in the world. In this two-part series, we review the best wineries, bars and eateries in the Sherry Triangle. This first piece covers the city of Jerez.

Routes 2014-11-20 12:11:19


Cathedrals and other tapas temples

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | August 19th, 2014

This route follows the path of three major Gothic cathedrals (Burgos, Toledo and León) and their surrounding areas full of bars and restuarants. Three people who know their cities well recommend their favourite spots to eat and drink.

Routes 2014-08-19 07:08:14