The four culinary regions of Spain offer wildly different palates of wine. Follow these tips to make the best pair for dinner.
The northern region of Spain offers lush green landscapes and a rich wine culture. The misty green hills of the northern territories allow for a range of gastronomic traditions, winemaking techniques and grapes. La Rioja, Navarra, Rias Baixas, Bierzo, Ribera del Duero, Somontano, Toro and Valdeorras are the most famous, popular and beloved wine regions in northern Spain.
The Mediterranean coastline of Spain is not quite as large as the northern wine region, but boasts some of the best wines in the country. Famous for Cava, dry wines and Rosé, this region has a wide variety of critically acclaimed favorites. Alella, Alicante, Emporda, Montsant and Penedes are all off the Mediterranean coastline and can easily be accessed from Barcelona. Popular wine styles in the area include robust reds, delicate whites and up-and-coming bubbly white wines and rosés. Priorat and Valencia are a little more remote, further off the coast and offer a steep mountain region landscape.
Andalucía in southern Spain is a wine lovers go-to region. This destination hosts some of the best dessert wines and dry reds from Brandy de Jerez and Sherry to La Mancha, Malaga and Rhonda. Staying in Madrid or Andalucía will make the wine tour an easy, beautiful and interesting trek through southern Spain.
The Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Menorca and Mallorca boast historic vineyards, gorgeous beaches and picturesque views. The Canary Islands are volcanic territories including Tenerife, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La Palme and Gran Canaria, which is just off the coast of Africa. The Canary Islands are beautiful as they are unique to the Spanish island culture.
One of the greatest sights in the world, the great pyramids of Giza, stands towering in the desert, the imposing stature dwarfing tourists for miles. Visitors to Giza might feel twangs of adventure and exploration, but guests should be warned climbing the pyramids is forbidden.
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Pitcairn Island is a remote patch of land between Eastern Island and French Polynesia, and Britain’s only inhabited territory in the Pacific. At only 15 square miles and a population of 50, it doesn’t exactly come to mind as an adventurous tourist destination. However, this tiny island is hiding some incredible opportunities.
In the loud, busy and often overwhelming medina of Marrakesh, it can be difficult to find a tiny sliver of solace in which to rest after spending hours negotiating for the best market prices. But one riad truly exemplifies the characteristic of “tucked away,” as it’s located a few connected alleyways from the noise and congestion.
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The summer of 2019 will be filled with blockbuster hits. There are some recognizable brands that will perform well and some newcomers that might take the box office by surprise. The season is already starting strong with Marvel Studios finally releasing Avengers Endgame. This massive movie set box office records that likely won’t be touched for years. The film brings an end to the series and fans are not going to wait until it’s available on DVD. Endgame is going to jumpstart the season by bringing people to the movies and reminding them why it’s worth spending money to see a movie in theaters versus at home.