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Riojan Road Trip
Last week our Wine Director Collette spent an extraordinary few days exploring the Spanish province of La Rioja in the search for new wines to bring back a taste of the Basque country to Hills Prospect and our customers. First stop Madrid, where some wonderful food paired with an incredible tasting was presented by MG Wines. A huge thank you to Ignacio! The next morning was spent in Logrono, the heart of Rioja, with a visit to Sonsierra and it's breathtaking vineyard views. The afternoon entailed a visit to our dear friends at Rioja Vega, followed by a 'tapas crawl' through Calle del Laurel filled with even more fabulous food and exquisite wine! Last stop for Collette was Bodegas Ruiz de Vinaspre, a fantastic family-run vineyard, where superb wines were enjoyed as well as a specially home cooked traditional lunch by mamá. Thank you to Moreno Wines for their hospitality and extensive Spanish knowledge. To find out what wines Collette sourced, you'll have to wait until the launch of our Champagne and Wine Collection in January next year...