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Get the juices flowing in Spain's wine heartland

Vino and tapas are the orders of the day in northern Spain’s rugged but leafy wine region

5th June, 2016
10
The capital of Rioja country, Logroño

There’s something deliciously sweet about the juice of a tempranillo grape running down your chin at 10am. Syrupy, sunny and unctuous, it was the best breakfast I have ever had.

We were supposed to be harvesting grapes from the vines with our clippers on this, the last day of Campo Viejo’s 2015 harvest on October 8, but I was not alone in stuffing as many as I could get into my gob. After...

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