Live from Galicia, Spain

By February 24, 2013Wine Tours

Thanks to an invitation from the Spanish government I was able to spend 4 days in Galicia attending Turexpo 2013 and also visiting Rias Baixas.

Galicia is the 2nd largest producer of shellfish in the world (after China) and one of Spain’s most picturesque and charming areas. It’s very, very green and very, very wet; the rain season lasts from October to April. We caught one beautiful day and luckily it was the day spent on the harbor of O Grove where we saw how shellfish is cultivated and also enjoyed dozens of fresh mussels with some local wine made from the alberiño grape. I saw and ate shellfish I had never seen before eg navaja, that is the shape of a ball point pen. We visited one winery in Rias Baixas which happened to be the oldest winery with that denominacion. I also had the chance to meet some colleagues in the travel business from throughout the world. In fact I was the only person out of 60 invited from the US. I made some great contacts which I plan to use for a future tour dedicated to this area replete with wine, great local cuisine and history.


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