viernes, 20 de junio de 2008

Wine + Architecture (9)

9- Bodegas Bilbaínas, Haro.

The fantastic visit to this winery takes you from the vine (literally) to the bottle. It also takes you back in time, to the origin of modern -19th century- Rioja wine making, when phylloxera devastated the vineyards in Bordeaux and French producers had to look for new non-infected soil. You know the story: French producers were buying Rioja and selling it as French wine. It took time for the Riojanos to wake up and start producing their own, but they eventually -after some years of seeing the trains off with silly a silly smile- managed to do it.

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