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A fine finale


Our final night dinner was at the Michelin starred Trigo restaurant in Valladolid. Having first experienced this excellent establishment in 2012 I was keen to return. We were not disappointed.  Impeccably elegant appetizers: frogs legs, cod and squid ink creations, delicious bundles of rice, foie gras, red mullet, amazing cheeses and a sensational dessert all…(Read More)

Saturday took us to the lesser known area of Cigales to the north of Valladolid. Despite only obtaining DO status in 1991, Cigales has a long winemaking history but was devastated by phylloxera and was slow to recover. It always had a reputation for top class rosado, but more recently its red wines made from…(Read More)

Friday was our Ribera del Duero day and a spectacular sequence of events unfolded as we headed east out of Valladolid. The Ribera del Duero is a very high quality wine region that has attracted some of Spain’s top wine makers and biggest companies and has really come to prominence over the past 30…(Read More)

Our tour to Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Toro and Cigales has begun! Our journey from Madrid to Valladolid was trouble free and we had plenty of time to settle in to our hotel.  We convened for a quick glass or three of Verdejo before heading out to Trasto restaurant in the centre of town.  Having…(Read More)