It is with great excitement that I can announce my latest media trip abroad: I am headed back to Spain! Two years ago I had the fantastic pleasure to cover the rich wine, food, and cultural mecca of the Kingdom of Navarra. Now the Lady, Beth Fontaine of Rollerskating With Scissors, and I have the very fortunate chance to dig deep into another part of our favorite foreign food and wine hub: we are headed to the Region of Murcia (FB, YT, Wiki). We will taste the wines of this lesser known Spanish jewel, alongside the tremendous food that can always be counted upon in this Iberian cultural juggernaut. We will be attending 06/23/ – 06/28/13 courtesy of Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia (INFO), and led by our trusty leader from Navarra, Michael Matilla (Kraynick/ARGOS). Follow along, as we tweet and Facebook with #Murcia8 (Tw, FB) & #Murcia (Tw, FB), post photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr, and of course, post here at Vinopanion - WineLog.net.
Founded in 825 along along the Segura River in the southeastern portion of Spain, along the Mediterranean, it is an autonomous province of Spain. Despite being supported mainly by tourism, gambling enterprises, and plenty of agriculture, much of Murcia is unknown to the rest of the world. It is a primary provider for fruits and vegetables throughout the EU, mainly due to its even, if arid, climate and good soil quality. The tourism is mainly centered around the seaside towns. We will be visiting the Spanish wine Denominación de Origen (DO) of Yecla, Bullas, and Jumilla. Along the way we shall taste many a tasty treat from the Spanish heartland for agricultural delights, stroll through ancient cities, and climb the dark walls of storied castles. We will also be visiting one of my favorite Bodegas, or wineries, in all of Spain: Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil. Our HQ for the trip will be in the city of Murcia, at the delightful Hotel NH Rincón de Pepe.
Bloggers for Region of #Murcia (FB, Tw, YT, Wiki, ) 2013: