Showing posts with label Wine bars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wine bars. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

At Rúa 11, León

The city of León (Spain) is one of the most important landmarks of the Camino de Santiago, and it is in the middle of this medieval city where Rúa 11 is located. During its three years since it has been opened, it has become one of the most emblematic taverns, becoming a reference for whose that love the world of wine and vermouth.

We can find the tavern in  the medieval quarter, located in Rúa street, formerly called Rúa de los Francos, since it was and is, the traditional way of access to the city by the pilgrims who venture along the Camino de Santiago French.

At Rúa 11 we will find more than one reason to repeat. In a cozy atmosphere we have a great variety of vermouths - more than a hundred - as well as an important wine list, with a special dedication to local denominations such as Bierzo and Tierra de León. To taste wines as well as vermouth or any other drink, there is a good selection of free "tapas", as it is customary in the city, as well as a magnificent menú of toasts and other viands.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

At La Fisna, in Madrid

If you are fond of the wine world and you go to Madrid you should not miss this bar-shop. Located in the multicultural district of Lavapies, this charming local is a kind of temple for wine lovers.
Here you can find wine references of quality, wines that are not the most usual in the most commercial circuits, but which undoubtedly stand out for representing the "terroir" where they come from. Wines of author in many cases that will delight the fans. In addition to an extensive list of Spanish wines, it has a large range of French wines difficult to find in these homes. Very varied prices, but not at all crazy, allow to approach the wine lover to wines that are not easy to get.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Vin de Crete at “Algo diferente” in Bilbao, Spain

By the owner, Uri, we discovered this Greek restaurant in Bilbao, Algo Diferente (Something Different). A place to enjoy delicious Greek Cypriot dishes, and also spirits and wines from both Greece and Cyprus. Next door is La Barrita, a local of the same owner, but with the intention of bringing consumers the Greek wines by the glass. At the same time traditional Greek food is offered at the bar as it does in the Basque Country and the rest of the bars in Spain, we refer to the now world famous and typical "tapas".

We especially loved a Cretan wine, Vin de Crete a red wine from the ancient island, produced from the local grape varieties Kotsifali and Mandilaria. A common mixture in Crete, whereas the Kotsifali provides aroma and corpulence, the Mandilaria offers an intense purple hue, acidity, and gives a tannic character. An easy-drinking wine, of only 12 degrees of alcohol content, with fruity notes (cherry), but also of Mediterranean herbs, while mineral, with a distinct salty taste, the result of the proximity of the vineyards to the sea. A  balanced acidity provides freshness, and together with its original taste,  makes it an ideal wine to drink alone, on hot summer days, and an ideal company for the Greek food.



Algo Diferente
C/Henao 28
48009 Bilbao (Vizcaya) Spain
+00 34 944 272 763/ 638 977 907


Sunday, September 7, 2014

El Grifo Tavern, a wine meeting point

El Grifo Tavern
In one of the most charming medieval piazzas of the old capital of the kingdom, the city of León, el Grifo Tavern is located. A meeting point not only for locals but for pilgrims who make of this spot their local reference as it passes through this city of Roman origin. El Grifo is set on the Camino de Santiago, perhaps in one of the most beautiful squares in the French Way.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Vino Divino wine Cellar: Inevitable spot in Tarifa, Spain

Vino Divino

In a hidden street in the center of Tarifa, we found this establishment run by Lola and Roberto, an unavoidable meeting point for wine lovers.
Over there it is expecting an interesting selection of wines from not only Spain, but also Portugal, France, and especially Italy, a country where Roberto, the owner, comes from. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Micalla Wine Bar: Vanguardia in a medieval village

Wine Bar A Miralla
Walls of stone and a mural painting inside A Micalla
In a difficult set to match, in the heart of the medieval village of Allariz, Ourense (Spain),it is located A Micalla. There, surrounded by medieval buildings and a magnificent Romanesque church from the 13th Century, Santiago´s Church, we find this unique wine bar, where combining inside, we find a pretty contemporary decoration together with the traditional Galician stone, granite.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

Singulario, wine bar in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

Singulario, wine bar in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

In the heart of the urban expansion area of Santiago de Compostela this wine bar is located, authentic temple for food lovers in general, and where you can enjoy fine wines and tasty dishes at very reasonable prices in accordance with the times we live.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

La Pitanza, a traditional tavern in Leon, Spain

La Pitanza, a traditional tavern in León, Spain

In the heart of the city of Leon , in a street that connects the magnificent Plaza Mayor , and its beautiful cathedral, a Gothic style pearl ;it is placed this unique tavern , which since opening has been approached the world of wine to every traveler or citizen got in there. Conceived in a rustic style, its walls are still very much remains of the old Roman wall. In its menu we find wines from all over Spain , but its specialty is  local wines , such as Tierra de Leon, and Bierzo .

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Papuxa, a real tavern in Rivadavia, Galicia, Spain

Papuxa, a real tavern in Rivadavia, Galicia, Spain

A blast from the past. When we get in the Papuxa Tavern, we realised that we have come back to other age. And it is no exactly “Vintage”, itself is part of the same past that has gone. A family business, their now young owners, have become it more cool. Ask for your wine, and you will have an empty “cunca” (cup in galician language) hold with your hands, but pretty kindly, they will tell you where the barrels of wine are, red and white, and you could selfservice, as much as you want. Furthermore, among old fashioned and genuine benches and tables, you could have their awesome galician pies (empanadas gallegas), octopus (pulpo), cheese, ham, an excelent bread, etc. There is also a terrace, perfect for these warmer days. A place owes to be visited.


Taberna Papuxa,
Porta Nova Darriba (Barrio Judío), 
34200, Ribadavia, Ourense, Spain

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ristorante Trattoria Il Mandolino, Ferrara

Ristorante Trattoria Il Mandolino, Ferrara

Il Mandolino, Ferrara, Emilia Romagna.

En pleno casco viejo de la ciudad de Ferrara, una joya oculta del Renacimiento, encontramos esta agradable trattoria donde podremos degustar la deliciosa cocina de la provincia de Ferrara, en la Emilia Romagna, conocida por sus vinos y su gastronomía...Leer más.

Il Mandolino, Ferrara, Emilia Romagna. 

In the heart of old city of Ferrara, a hidden gem of the Renaissance, we find this nice trattoria where you can taste the delicious cuisine of the province of Ferrara, in Emilia Romagna, famous for its wines and gastronomy...Read More.