Category Archives: Rioja

Spain; From Tapas to Pinchos.

My first summer job in Spain was in Logroño, capital of the Rioja wine region. I had left a blistering Madrid for the cooler north where I was met by my next boss, Alicia, at the train station. I was … Continue reading

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LA Rioja Baja, the First Sighting

Stomach twists, clenches at first sight. Brimming tears mist the eyes. Distant haze blurring yielding curves Both protecting from view That disturbing awful beauty. Which grabs and tears apart Splintering emotions. Seeming to pass on It’s own gaping sundered pains … Continue reading

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“To know a people you must eat their food and drink their wine” Chinese Proverb

Our students had invited us to lunch at a restaurant called Vista Alegre, the Cheerful View, in the village of Villamediana, Rioja, Spain.  It was bright, roomy, and very tastefully decorated.  The dining area’s wooden beams matched the tables.  I … Continue reading

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