VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER - December 2006: Vol 22

We want to wish you very happy holidays and a great new year!

Although we haven't published our newsletter regularly this year, we are back to send you our best wishes for the Holiday Season and the New Year. We are committed to keep our newsletter schedule during 2007, and we would like your contributions, so please send us your comments, suggestions, etc

This month we want to introduce you to less explored wine regions with winery Aruspide in Valdepeñas and restaurant el Cairat in Priorat. And for a classical wine area, Hotel and restaurant Fuente Aceña in Ribera del Duero.

We have decided to focus more on customized private tours and have less scheduled tours, although we will post some scheduled tours in January. All tours are available upon request, you can check our web page.

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FEATURED TOUR

Private Customized Gourmet Wine Tours


Our exclusive Gourmet Wine Tours can be customized just for your group to experience the authentic sabor and aroma of Spain.

We can arrange private gourmet wine tours or rutas de vino all year upon request in the main wine regions in Spain, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Toledo, La Mancha, Penedés, Priorato, Toro, Galicia, Jerez and Andalucía, etc. Explore all aspects of Spanish wine, from types of grapes used and how to grow them, to the secrets of wine tasting, while enjoying Spanish gastronomy, art, history, culture and some time for shopping. We want you to experience the real Spain, and create for you an authentic tour that will show you the breathtaking beauty of this country and its delicious wines and food, in large towns or small medieval towns like Laguardia in Rioja (in the picture). We can arrange a private tour to these regions for any group size: large groups or just two people.

We have selected a variety of wineries, long-established, traditional, modern, and ecological ones, to give you a good knowledge of the wine of the region. All the visits to bodegas include wine tasting or cata. Wine and food are both protagonists in our gourmet meals. We use specialized local guides and hotels with a special charm. You can check our proposed itineraries to start getting ideas

These tours are also perfect for corporate events and incentive trips. Meetings, product presentations, meals etc can be organized in some of these wineries.

FEATURED WINERY

ARUSPIDE in Valdepeñas - D.O. Valdepeñas

Bodegas Arúspide was founded in May of 1999. It was established in an old cellar dating from 1905, that was restored and adapted to the new technologies. Special care was paid to respect the general lines of its traditional structure. In Aruspide they are determined to produce high quality traditional wines, as well as to explore new tendencies in the wine market, like they are doing now with the introduction of their new low grade and organic wines. See more information

AGENDA

Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

-January 15-18.
Madrid Fusión. V International Summit of Gastronomy in Madrid


-Jan 31-Feb 4. FITUR International Tourism Fair in Madrid.

-March 11-15. Alimentaria Castilla- Leon in Valladolid


-March 16-18. SEVATUR Tourism Fair in San Sebastián

-April 12-15. Destino Vino, II International Wine Tourism Conference in Logroño (La Rioja)


-April 16-19. Salon Internacional del Club de Gourmets in Madrid

-May 7-10. FENAVIN Wine National Fair in Ciudad Real.

- CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE TOURS all year upon request. We organize tours for groups or individuals.

-One Day trips All year upon request.

NOTE: We would like for you to send us your contributions for the newsletter: description of wineries or wines you enjoy, articles about cities related to wine, interesting festivals and events, comments about tours you have enjoyed or not.
FEATURED HOTEL and RESTAURANT

FUENTE de la ACEÑA in Quintanilla de Onésimo. Ribera del Duero

Wonderful four star hotel in an old water mill by the banks of the Duero river. A big window to enjoy the beautiful views of the river has replaced one of the walls of each bedroom. It has an outstanding restaurant where the local ingredients are used in a very creative and innovative cuisine. More information

FEATURED RESTAURANT

EL CAIRAT in Falset (Priorato)

El Cairat is a small restaurant, there are only 19 seats. What matters here is patron interaction and regional and creative cooking always with a personal touch. You can make your own tasting menu using the dishes from their menu. And don't forget about desserts in El Cairat, you sure will be sweetly impressed See more information

VINTAGE SPAIN - RUTAS DE VINO · C/Burgos 9 4º B. 09200 Miranda de Ebro. Burgos. SPAIN
www.vintagespain.com - www.rutasdevino.com
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