Dining in and around the Spanish Basque: Porrue, Extebarri, Kaia Kaipe, Gastroteka Danontzat; and in Rioja: Echaurren

Jake Dear
by Jake Dear 3 years ago

In Bilbao, “Porrue,” http://www.porrue.com/?lang=en. The excellent nine dinner course tasting menu was a bargain 68 euros per person. And on top of that, Pourre offered — and we took — an asto...

Spain Trip Report

by turbowine 5 years ago

My wife and I along with another couple planned this trip to Spain as a Michelin-starred restaurant orgy. 12 days, 4 cities and 8 Michelin-starred restaurants, and as many tapas restaurants and oth...

Veg pairing for Ontañón Viticultura (Rioja)

by ldillma 6 years ago

I'll be having this above wine (not super nice or anything) with, most likely something involving black beans and sweet potatoes and would like input on the best types of spices to use. Smoked papr...

Week of NYE in Spain - good/bad time to go?

by sarahinthecity 6 years ago

Is the week in between Christmas and New Year's Day a good/bad time to go to Spain? Trying to decide where exactly to go - Barcelona, La Rioja or Seville/Andalusia. Will the weather be unplea...

Rioja heading for early 2015 wine harvest - Decanter

by zin1953 6 years ago

"A hot and dry growing season means some Rioja wine producers expect to begin the 2015 wine harvest up to a month earlier than usual, and there is growing confidence on the quality of grapes. "H...

What to eat with Rioja Gran Reserva

by shaybult 6 years ago

I received a bottle of Rioja Gran Reserva as a gift, and would like to plan a meal around it. I know, it seems backward - usually I decide what to make and then choose the wine! But this time, I ...

Rioja a ‘victim of its own success’

by zin1953 6 years ago

"Rioja has become a victim of its own success, unsustainably driven by low prices and high volumes according to one of the top winemakers in the region." (article continues)

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