Rockin Red Blog is Heading to Basque Country

I have some exciting news! Rockin Red Blog is heading to Basque Country! I have been invited to share the presentation I gave at Vinisud 2016 in Montpellier, France in February at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. It will be a quick trip. I am leaving tomorrow and returning Sunday. However, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I am going to be wined, dined, toured, and educated on Riojas Alavesa and Txakoli.

www.spain.info
http://www.spain.info

Thursday, July 8 will focus on Txakoli and the three existant appellations during the day. In the evening we will be transferred to Rioja Alavesa for dinner.

Friday, July 9 my presentation will take place at the Polytechnic University of Valencia on in Laguardia, the capital of Rioja Alavesa.

Saturday, July 10 is spent touring Rioja Alavesa: visiting towns, vineyards, wineries, etc.

I will be in the orange region around Bilboa in the far north. Map via www.winefolly.com
I will be in the orange region around Bilboa in the far north. Map via http://www.winefolly.com

It promises to be a great three days!

Follow along on my Instagram (@rockinredblog), Twitter (@fiery01red) and Facebook (Michelle Williams and Rockin Red Blog) as I share all the great pictures from this fun event! Keep an eye out for #Basquewine and #Txakoli as well.

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On Wednesday, July 6th I am publishing a new article on wine closures. Please share your thoughts with me on this article and share on social media as you are able. Friday, July 8th article features four high quality wines from Artessa Winery that you are not going to want to miss.

13 comments

  1. I’m jealous. I was fortunate enough to visit the Basque Country years ago and would love to take my family there now. Despite my given name, my family is Irish and Basque with my grandparents on my mother’s side actually from the Basque area in Spain. Enjoy!

  2. That sounds very cool – and quite an honor. I’m just curious, though, when you will be going to basque country? Valencia is on the eastern side of the country, are you taking a side trip to basque country?

    • Thank you. I leave today and return on Sunday. Since I am traveling as a guest of the university and Rioja Alavesa I do not have any side trips planned this time. I would love to come to Valencia some day!

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