Discovering The WAY OF WINES – Parador Santiago

Travel and Adventure seem to go hand in hand and when one adds the very special pleasure of Tasting Wines ALONG THE WAY then the incredible landscapes, amazing history and beautiful monuments come alive in a very personal and wonderful way making for lasting memories that will be treasured forever.

It was a very special time of CELEBRATION and sharing in Santiago de Compostela during the Fairway Forum Camino Del Santiago De Compostela where El Camino Del Vino October 16, 2015 participated in sharing some of what we have enjoyed while living in Galicia and exploring the Camino.

I would like to thank everyone who made this event possible. It was a truly memorable time sharing the Spirit of the Camino through El Camino Del Vino with all who attended. Thank you to my family, friends and pilgrims who shared in celebrating! It was a fantastic evening Sharing The Spirit Of The Camino – and a very special way to Celebrate my Father´s Raymond Beuligmann´s 85th Birthday – Thank you to all for this very wonderful memory together!!!

Special recognition and appreciation to Fairway Forum, Julio Castro, Director and his great team at the Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos Santiago De Compostela, Esther Diz of Cova Solutions, all the bodegas – wineries who participated to bring El Camino Del Vino to life through their unique and delicious wines: Via Romana Adegas e Viñedos Ribeira Sacra y Nordesia – Juan Luis Méndez Rojo, Ribeiro DO (Denomination of Origin) – Esther González de Paz y Erika Dominguez Laiño, Eidosela Bodegas Rías Baíxas – Francisco Javier Piñeiro, Gancedo Bodegas y Viñedos Bierzo León – Jose Luis López Armesto , Portones Rioja – Cándido Pazos, and Domaine Val DÁstier Gogolin France – Bruno Seignez. We celebrated, tasted and enjoyed some fantastic wines to the beautiful music of Santiago Capeans Harpas Maxicas – Thank you Santiago for helping us to enjoy in an inspiring setting with your wonderful music. Remembering El Camino Del Vino Beginnings with Dimas Gonzalez, Santiago Film Commissioner and our time together in Los Vinos and many special years taking pictures in the Camino with German Limeres – Gastrofotografia.com helps to combine wonderful wine tasting stories with incredibly beautiful pictures to make Wine Tasting Along The Way a SPECTACULAR Experience. Much gratitude and appreciation to Diana Pérez Morán Journalist and Communications Specialist for sharing El Camino Del Vino´s message through special Press and Media Promotions. A very special thank you to Marc Heffner of CaminoEstrella.com who helped to bring my dream to life with his amazing original art work inspiring the treasure of Camino Connections and Celebration!

El Camino Del Vino is excited to continue to share with you more of the many wonderful wines to be discovered and enjoyed Along The Way!

For more information please visit: Parador Hotels: http://www.parador.es, Via Romana Adegas e Viñedos: http://www.viaromana.es, Nordesia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nordesia-616877745021790/, D.O.Ribeiro: https://www.facebook.com/DenominacionOrixeRibeiro?fref=ts, Gancedo Bodegas y Viñedos: http://www.bodegasgancedo.com, Domaine Val DÁstier France: http://www.domainevaldastier.com, Cova Solutions: http://www.CovaSolutions.com, http://www.FairwaySantiago.com, Santiago Capeans Harpas Maxicas: https://www.facebook.com/Santiago-Pintos-Capeans-Harpas-Maxicas-844131778994648/info?tab=page_info, German Limeres – Gastrofotografia: http://www.gastrofotografia.com, and Marc Heffner Artist of Original Art Piece of El Camino Del Vino and creator of his special Camino Collection – Camino Estrella: http://www.CaminoEstrella.com.

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Una californiana entre viñedos ribeiraos – Mili Méndez

This special time of Autumn and Winter preparing for the holidays has brought many special experiences, memories and dreams coming true. Some of those dreams began on my first visit to Ribeira Sacra in Otoño 2011. A very special thank you to Mili Méndez of La Voz de Galicia periodico for interviewing me for De Vinos segment and letting me share some of my appreciation and experience of Ribeira Sacra – it truly is vibrant, alive, and magical. I look forward to discovering and sharing in more special times in this very special place.

As my synchronicities have continued I have journeyed 5 times on the Camino de Santiago and will continue to explore its other routes. I have met incredible people and my appreciation and love of Galicia has only deepened. I am very grateful to everyone who has been a special part of my Camino Life Journey without all of you this would not be possible.

The journey continues and I owe a very special thank you to my friends Lucie and Kaj Christensen of Cabo Do Mundo Casa Rural who invited to me to house sit and watch over their incredible casa rural during the holiday season. It is the perfect place to prepare projects for 2015 and to now write my synchronistic story of how the Camino called me to experience its beauty, history and magic.

Muchisimas gracias to Gérman Limeres for bringing me first to Ribeira Sacra in 2011 and introducing me to this incredible place and for taking my picture enjoying some of the fantastic wines and delicious tapas of the region.

For more information please visit: http://www.germanlimeres.com and http://www.gastrofotografia.com

Please visit Cabo Do Mundo Casa Rural: http://www.cabodomundocasarural.com

O Batuxo Belesar Restaurante, Via Romana Bodega – Bo Camiño TASTE IT Joins In The FUN!

Summer Fun Continues with O Batuxo Belesar Restaurant Wine Tasting & Music Series – Have fun joining us as we enjoy a little Catas de Vino with Via Romana Bodega and some great music of Colectivo Bomba – Muchas Gracias Marcus and O Batuxo Belesar Restaurant for letting us join in some of the Summer FUN in Belesar and Chantada – a perfect way to celebrate this weekend!

For more information please visit: http://www.obatuxobelesar.com,  and http://www.viaromana.es

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A very special thank you to both German Limeres for the beautiful Fotocall backdrop picture http://www.gastrofotografia.com and to Dean Wright of Logo Love Design Agency for your fantastic El Camino Del Vino Logo and Advertising http://www.logo-love.com – Muchisimas Gracias 🙂

Celebrating The Camino

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Living in Galicia and on the Camino Primitivo in Lugo has been a very special experience. An experience I feel blessed to have been a part of my Camino Synchronicity and continued Camino journey. Living in one of the areas that is a special part and heart of Galicia and the Camino has made for wonderful weekly adventures in many different parts of this beautiful, vibrant and alive land.  The Camino continues to teach and inspire me. My insights and appreciation only deepen with time.  I continue to have reflections on my own camino adventures and always enjoy hearing what has inspired, guided, and called so many to this ancient pilgrim path.  I look forward to sharing more pilgrim stories that I hope inspire others to make their own personal Camino – Bo Camiño!

Thank you to Julio Castro Marcote, Director of the Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos, Jose Luis Penedo Del Rio and Helmut Weingarten of Expo Bike Germany, and Cándido Pazos López and Tomas Sanchez of Bikigrino for including me in their camino adventure. Thank you to Margarita Mosteiro of La Voz de Galicia – Santiago for interviewing me and letting me share a little of my passion and love for Galicia and the Camino.

 

Camino en “Bici” – A Special Alliance – Germany & Spain

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What better way than to start the Easter Holiday Spring Break week than being in the camino seeing pilgrim friends, as well as, making new ones. A very special thank you to Julio Castro Marcote, Director of the Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos, for introducing us to your friends Helmut Weingarten (Cologne, Germany), Jose Luis Penedo Del Rio (Cologne, Germany), and Cándido Pazos López (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) and for participating in Rexistro 108 Vilei.

A wonderful collaborative CAMINO project in the works for 2015 with German Expo Bike Group and sponsors such as Bicigrino.com.

Rexistro 108 Vilei is a creative photography project started by German Limeres in August 2011 where he captures the faces of the pilgrims as they pass his families country house along the French Route of the camino in Vilei. Just 3km outside of Sarria through the magical forest before entering Barbadelo/Vilei. In September 2011 I joined German in capturing the video testimonials of the pilgrims as they share their personal camino reflections on the “What” and “Why” of their pilgrimage journey. Rexistro 108 Vilei is the first visual register of the global pilgrims in the world as they make their Camino adventure.