Restrictions. Confinement. Sinking moral. Things are far from rosy these days. Many of us are cut off from the people and places we love or would love to visit. Places with so much to offer, like LA RIOJA, especially at this time of year, when the grape harvest takes place and the magical process of transforming the fruit of this fertile land into a liquid delight.
Romotur was very much looking forward to taking you to this amazing region during its peak season, either with one of our experiences or by welcoming you for a stay at Casa Zacarias, a recently renovated house with a garden in a quiet village of the La Rioja along the Way of Saint James. What better time of year to use the fireplace in its rustic txoko kitchen to prepare some mouth-watering chuletillas al sarmiento (grilled lamb cutlets); to pick up some of the local freshly harvested produce; or to visit the small family-owned wineries just 7 km away in the town of Cuzcurrita…
Now, we are the first to admit that the internet is not a universal panacea. It cannot physically take us to the lovely towns, vineyards and wineries of La Rioja… but it CAN bring a piece of La Rioja right to your doorstep via the Wine Rioja Shop.
This online shop, recently launched by one of our closest collaborators and true connoisseurs of the region, is specialized in seeking out quality wines from family-run wineries and small producers and shipping them.
We encourage you to take a look and treat yourself to a bit of wine-culture self-indulgence. To re-quote Pedro Benito Saez Urbina – oenologist, sommelier and I+D researcher at Bodegas Urbina – “Wine is the liquid expression of a place.”
Also have a look at the video of a tour they went on to get to know wine-growers, winemakers and wine-lovers. It makes us want to open a bottle of wine and raise a toast to the day when we will all be able to get up and go explore the treasures of La Rioja…¡Salud!