best wineries in spain

Best Wineries in Spain to Visit

It’s no wonder we are obsessed about wine here at Totally Spain. Spain is the world’s largest producer of wine and the country with the largest number of vineyards in the world – a whopping 13 percent of the world’s vineyards are on Spanish soil. We love telling our clients that after cereals and olives, the grape is Spain’s most cultivated crop – and the one we probably spend most time talking (and thinking) about. If you’d like to know which wineries this Spain-based travel specialist recommends visiting, and yes, we have racked up quite a few visits since we started our business near La Rioja in 2000, read on!

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Christmas in Spain – A Holiday Season Guide

As travel specialists based in Spain, we receive lots of requests for Christmas packages. When responding, we always explain that the holiday season in Spain is a marathon-like event with no less than a whopping five days of full-on celebration over the two weeks of Christmas. The five key holiday dates are Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 31, Jan 1 and Jan 6. Bars and restaurants are open on most of these days but shops, museums and other businesses and attractions could be shut on the afternoon of Dec 24, all day on Dec 25, the afternoon of Dec 31, all day Jan 1 and all day on Jan 6. If you are thinking about visiting Spain to see how the Spanish celebrate Christmas, here are some of the traditions we enjoy ourselves and think you should factor into your trip…

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Sharing Food in Spain -How to Get it Right

If you only spend a day in Spain, you can’t help noticing how people love to share food. It’s so intrinsic to the dining experience that it’s built into the menus. But do you know what to share and how to share it in Spain? We’ve been designing custom itineraries in Spain and Portugal for two decades and here are our pro-tips to exactly that:-

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