Wherever we travel, we try to experience the local wine culture. We recently spent some time in our hometown of Washington DC and took a day to see what’s going on with Maryland wines these days. An excellent recommendation from the host of our B&B in Frederick Maryland […]
We love visiting wineries, particularly older historic ones. The Utiel-Requena wine making region in Valencia has over 100 wineries. We recently joined a small tour of the historic caves and bodega of Vera de Estenas.
Updated January 2018 You will have no problem finding beer in Spain. It is available in every restaurant, cafe, and coffee house. It is a staple beverage for Spaniards, with 50 percent of the population drinking beer compared to only 20 percent consuming wine. However, most places serve […]
Much of the food and wine that we enjoy in Valencia comes from the small towns surrounding us. The train system makes it really easy to take day trips to the Valencian countryside. This past weekend we jumped on the train to Utiel, a little town about 50 […]
A winery tour and tasting is a great way to experience the Castilla-La Mancha region of Spain. We visited Bodegas Real to learn about their wine and enjoy delicious regional food.
To get a taste of Spanish wine culture, we visited Valdepeñas, a wine making DO in the region of Castilla-La Mancha in south central Spain. We feasted on traditional Manchego cuisine and sampled the local wines.
We’ve toured through the historic center of Colonial Williamsburg many times, and will continue to do so because it is such a beautiful town, but Williamsburg is more than just an American history experience. There’s enough great food, wine, and beer to make it a worthy destination for the […]
Denizens Brewing Company is one-year old this week. Happy Anniversary! When we find ourselves thirsty for a beer on a nice day in Silver Spring, we head to the end of East-West Highway just before it meets Georgia Avenue. There is usually a crowd – young and old […]
We heard a rumor—fantastic craft beer was being brewed in a secret location hidden in a Takoma DC neighborhood. Okay, I made that up, but it certainly felt like we were seeking out a concealed location when we were searching for 3 Stars Brewing Company. We drove through […]
Did you know that Virginia is now the 5th largest wine producing area in the country? If you are visiting from outside of the Washington DC area, then you probably haven’t had many opportunities to sample Virginia wines since very few of the wineries distribute out of state. On […]