LOGRONO, Spain— After several years of tinkering with an ... Logrono (tourist office tel: 941-260-665) has a reasonable selection of good hotels, such as the NH Herencia Rioja, where a double costs 15,622 pesetas, including tax (tel: 941-210-222, fax.
Even before the first glass of Rioja has passed your lips, you can't help feeling that the Hotel Viura has been built at a slightly ... part of Northern Spain, in the Basque region near Bilbao. This is a place where, these days, wine is not only grown.
Find out what's so special about northern Spain's Rioja region in this roadtrip diary first published in the April/May 2014 issue of Halliday Wine Companion magazine. ... The white wines that are still produced here are typically relatively neutral.
Hotel Viura is one of the newest additions to the area and while not designed by Gehry like its neighbour Marques de Riscal Hotel Winery, it sports an equally beguiling creation. Haphazard blocks of varying forms are supposed to represent a bunch of.
Eleven Spanish white wines were tasted recently at the Sheraton Hotel, Boca Raton. The sponsor was Wines of Spain ... Made from the Viura grape. Aged in American oak. Very flowery nose; easy to drink. Bodegas Rioja Santiago, Gran Condal Bianco, 1983.
For fine dining in the so-called Spanish vanguardia style, Francis Paniego's El Portal del Echaurren in Ezcaray can provide moments of brilliance. In the village of ... Lodging in Rioja ranges from the five-star, Frank Gehry-designed Hotel Marqués de.
In vague homage to his early writing career in Catalonia we are at the Marylebone outpost of the tapas chain Iberica (which actually has its roots in the northern Spanish province of Asturias, where owner Nacho Manzano developed his two-star Michelin.
In La Rioja , a small region huddled around the Ebro River Valley in northern Spain , it's easy to feel a little dazed—and it is not just the un-ending supply of great local wine that lends itself to such slow shaking of the head, such squinting of the.
Alternatively, go it alone, staying in luxury wine hotels and chateaux. In Spain’s Rioja region, Hotel Viura (hotelviura.com) is a collection of higgledy-piggledy glass and concrete blocks designed to resemble a bunch of grapes, offering two-hour quad.
The firm said late last month that it will launch two variants – Campo Viejo Tempranillo and Campo Viejo Blanco, which is a a blend of Tempranillo and Viura grapes. The wines will be available across five-star hotels , premium restaurants and liquor.
Much of Rioja Baja is flat, but Palacios' vineyards are at about 1,800 feet elevation, in the foothills of the mountains. There is some tempranillo, mazuelo and a white grape, viura , but the vineyard is 80 percent garnacha, and many vines are the.