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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Harvard University Alumni Event Enjoys Eidosela Wine!

 

Eidosela Bodega Shares In Toasting Special Memories & Celebrating Wonderful Friendships!

The 15th Reunion of the HARVARD University Class of 2000 will celebrate together today May 29, 2015 on the campus in Cambridge, MA, USA. We wish Sienna Leis and all her classmates the very best as the reconnect and reunite in celebration as they share wonderful class memories and special life experiences. SALUD!!!

A very special thank you to Francisco Javier Piñeiro and Ruben Garcia of EIDOSELA Bodegas for providing their most generous gift of wine making the Harvard University Alumni Event a very special experience. A re-uniting of old friendship and new invitations for all to enjoy, taste and discover some of the incredible wine of Galicia and Spain.

A very special thank you to Sienna Leis and the Harvard Alumni Event Team for including us as a sponsor to help share in a fantastic time of reconnection for her and her classmates. I would like to express my gratitude and special thanks to all who helped make participating in this event possible: Marc Heffner of Camino Estrella for your wonderful and creative artistic designs that have helped to bring to life my dream of more than 4 years of El Camino Del Vino as it is most exciting and a special time to share this special experience together. Special thanks and my heartfelt appreciation to: Cándido Pazos of Códice Calixtino Book & Los Portones Del Camino Wine, Francisco Javier Piñeiro and Ruben Garcia of Eidosela Bodegas, Marta Villén Sierra of Ruta Do Viño Da Ribeira Sacra, Alexandra Seara Consorcio De Turismo De Ribeira Sacra, and Centro Do Viño Ribeira Sacra, and Ivan Leis Varela for helping El Camino Del Vino with specialty items that make a unique and wonderful Invitation to Visit Galicia to Travel, Taste & Enjoy!!!

For more information please visit: http://www.elcaminodelvino.com, http://www.caminoestrella.com, http://www.bodegaseidosela.com, rutavino@ribeirasacra.org, and http://turismo.ribeirasacra.org/rs/en/

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

El Camino Del Vino – Los Corchos Prepares For Vendimia

We waited a long time for summer to arrive in Galicia and now it seems that soon it will be over as we are almost halfway through August… The Bodegueros – winemakers – will be paying extra close attention to Las Viñas – As VIDES – The Vines as they begin to make preparations for the special and important work of VENDIMIA – Wine HARVEST!  So it is countdown for Bo Camiño TASTE IT! and El Camino Del Vino as the friends of Los Corchos – “wine lovers” – await this very special celebration in the fields and for us it will be the Ancient Roman Vineyards of Ribeira Sacra – so looking forward to it. Another 4 year dream coming to life 🙂

A very special thank you to German Limeres for the wonderful ancient photo of TESOROS – to include in the poster and for your beautiful Bo Camiño TASTE IT! Logo sure makes blogging a whole lot more fun! For more information please visit: http://www.gastrofotographia.com

 

 

El Camino Del Vino Is Helping To ROCK RIBEIRA SACRA!

Bo Camiño TASTE IT! & El Camino Del Vino At O Batuxo Belesar – Viños E Troula

Muchisimas Gracias to Marcus and Monica of O Batuxo Belesar Restaurant for including us in their incredible summer Wine Tastings & Concert Series – Viños E Troula – a truly incredible Catas de Vinos y MUSICA – Experiencia ESTUPENDA! Adding to my summer travels in Galicia exploring Ribeira Sacra with friends – it has been TOTALLY DIVERTIDO 🙂

Looking forward to more fun with Friends!!! It is more “DISFRUTING Galicia” – Disfruta + Enjoy = DISFRUTING GALICIA!!! Come and enjoy TAPAS Y VINOS Y MAS 🙂

For more information please visit: http://www.obatuxobelesar.com

ZUZU Napa USA Visits Fórum Gastronómic!

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What is it about Food, Wine, and TRAVEL that we all can’t get enough of?  Embedded in our nature is a desire to explore, discover and experience something new, as well as, combining the best of what we know and love.  Such are the yearly spanish adventures of a fantastically creative group ZUZU Napa!  “ZuZu is a beloved, Spanish-inspired restaurant and tapas bar in Napa’s historic Old Town.  For the last twelve years, it has drawn scores of visitors near and far who come for its warm Mediterranean décor, lively atmosphere, and renowned small-plates menu that draws from the culinary traditions of Spain and South America.”

Thank you Zuzu Napa for stopping by the Bo Camiño TASTE IT! booth at this years Fórum Gastronómic and sharing some of what you love of food, wine and travel! Always great meeting new people during their adventures in Galicia and this was an especially fun time and re-connection with the USA having a little chat in english all sharing what we love of Spain and Galicia!

For more information please visit: http://www.zuzunapa.com & https://www.facebook.com/zuzunapa

For more information please visit Fórum Gastronómic: http://www.forumgastronomic.com and https://www.facebook.com/forumgastronomic

In Photograph Above (left to right): Carlos, Armando, Thomas & Sam

Video: Armando Ramirez & Thomas Hartwell

Fórum Catas de Vino!

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Crisp, Delicious and FANTASTIC!  With so many wines to try it is hard to know which one will be your new favorite.  Galicia is known for its 5 famous wine regions all unique, breathtakingly beautiful and full of tradition.  From ancient times to modern Galician wine makers, experts, and wine lovers have sipped, swirled and savored some of the best wines that Spain has to offer.  Three fantastic days of Catas de Vino in the Fórum Gastronómic Coruña ’14 congress had everyone learning, tasting, and talking of what they love of WINE!

Fórum Gastronómic was an intensive 3 day event that has everyone excited about new gastronomy creations and experiences.  For more information please visit:http://www.forumgastronomic.com – http://www.dehesa-extremadura.com/index.php/en/

Thank you Andrés Docampo for capturing some of the great educational live demonstrations and the Catas de Vino in the Fórum!

Photography: Andrés Docampo Fotógrafo

http://andresdocampo.com