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16 November 2013

Week 45: Bodega Luzón

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It was a week with much work and very little photography. Until finally Friday arrived, and in the evening we had some good Catalan food. And on Saturday a visit, organised by our office wine club Bacchus, to Bodega Luzón in the town of Jumilla in the Murcia region. We were about 40-50 people. As usual, we met at the office at 9:30 and travelled to the bodega in a chartered bus. This has many advantages, not least that afterwards, there is time to sober up on the bus on the way back before having to drive home from the office.

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First Friday night–we were invited to an evening of Catalan embutidos and cheeses. They tasted as good as they looked:
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A closer look:
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Bodega Luzón, the wall of the office:
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This is not a small business; Luzón is big and modern:
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The courtyard:
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Our lovely guide:
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The cellar:
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Barrel detail:
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Barrel logo. This one is a French barrel; they also use American ones:
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Various visiting celebrities and politicians have signed the barrels. The one here, Antonio Cerdá, is a Murcia regional councillor who has recently been indicted for corruption, a fate shared by many Spanish politicians in recent years:
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Now we have seen the bodega, and it is time to get down to the business of tasting:
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Corinne through a glass:
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This participant was not tasting the wine:
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The bodega shop. The wine was good, and the young red was inexpensive, so we bought a total of 18 bottles:
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After the bodega visit, we went for a long lunch in a restaurant in the centre of Jumilla. The street where the restaurant was located was impossible to get to by bus, so we had to walk for a few minutes. A good thing, as it also allowed me to look at small details like this faded sign:
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My main course, bacalao desalado:
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The lunch went on for 3-4 hours, so I had plenty of time to wander around in the building and explore:
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Others got the same idea:
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And then, the next day, we had a really lazy Sunday, watching English football at home most of the afternoon:
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1 Comment »

  1. An interesting set again Nathan. Vicarious travel is one of the benefits of our group of friends.

    Comment by Geoff Hopkinson — 16 November 2013 @ 09:18

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