Today a group of us went on a wine tasting trip. We chose the bus option rather than the pushbike option. I kind of decided that drinking wine and riding a pushbike doesn’t go together.
Or at least that is my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
The first place we went to after showing us around the plant and explaining the wine making process explained the process of wine tasting.
Although the most interesting part was were he walked us through the process of matching a meal with the wine.
Next up was an organic wine making company. It was interesting listening to there reasoning and why they decided on organic wine. It was also interesting to see that they still labeled the bottles by hand since they were a small winery and didn’t have the equipment to automate the process. The wine wasn’t all that good at this place or at least not to my taste.
The third place had perhaps the nicest wine although I was starting to think if I heard the description of the wine making process one more time I’d go nuts. I did consider buying some wine at this place but decided against it since we get free wine at the hostel and I certainly wasn’t about to lug a couple of bottles in my backpack!
Much to my astonishment it was 1400 and it was time for lunch. I had no idea that much time had passed! Lunch was amazing with a long wooden table laden with a antipasto spread to start with. They also provided red wine from there own winery although the glasses were continuously refilled so I have no idea how much I drank. After awhile they then brought out two different types of empanadas, that was followed by a rice and vegetable dish, then spaghetti Bolognese followed by ice-cream smothered in chocolate sauce.
I was very restrained, I didn’t eat the ice-cream…