Include a Trip to Northern Spain with Travels of the Fork & Cork in Your Plans for October 2013!
If you are like Ed and I, you enjoy the experiences that come with traveling.
Of course, that rarely includes the "getting there", but it does encompass all the pleasures we have once we "get there". And this appreciation for each locale is what has us going to fewer locations each trip but getting more into each of the places we do visit. We tend to pack in more day trips from our central location into our vacations. Gone are the days of repacking our suitcases each day to move onto a new city, state or country. This way, you come away with a fuller feeling of the area visited - like you actually know the area.
This desire to learn a bit more about different regions are behind the trip Travels of the Fork & Cork is offering this fall. We have visited this region several time and are excited about offering a trip to the Basque region and Rioja in Spain for October, 2013. Full details on the Northern Spain trip is just a click away.
The Happy Marriage of Wine and Food
As we have traveled over the years we have always found our best trips were those in which the region produced both good wine and food. There are many reasons for our appreciation of these areas. Such a combination makes for lovely meals. It seems so much easier to pair wine and food when they are coming from the same terroir. There is a natural feeling to the combinations created. It also seems to us that folks in areas that produce good wine and food seem to appreciate the pleasures of the table more than in other areas of the world. A meal becomes more than simply refueling the body, it becomes an opportunity to refuel the soul as well. There are few better things in life than the chance to linger over good wine, food and conversation!
The trip we are taking in the fall of 2013 showcases this synergy of wine and food perfectly.
The Northern Spain of the Basque and Rioja regions are that perfect combination of good food, lovely wine and history. Staying in a wonderful farmhouse not far from the famous vineyards of Rioja, we will be near some of the other fine wines and liquors of the region. And history will be found just outside our door.
Join us and see if you don't agree!