Tuesday, October 14, 2014

La Fiesta de la Vendimia

The wine-harvesting festival in Cangas del Narcea (Asturias, Spain) is a great occasion to spot berets, or boinas, in the wild of Spain.
I am especially delighted to see so many Bordeaux coloured berets, my personal favourites. 

The streets are filled with stalls selling crafts and traditional products. Visitors can participate in many of the festive events. including a dramatization of the transporting of the grapes in typical Asturian grape-carts and the traditional pressing of the grapes by stamping with the feet.
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Naturally, visits to local vineyards are prominently on the program.

1 comment:

  1. A brilliant article detailing the Spanish culture and their close relationship with the land and wine making culture during the fall harvest season.

    Here, in Canada, as a Spaniard i too make wine in September that will be ready for bottling in October. I typically enjoy making both the tempranillo or the rioja Spanish grapes.

    Nothing says enjoyment, when you sit down to eat a cocido Madrileño or lentejas con chorizo with friends, like a nice bottle of Spanish Rioja!

    Long live Spain, a great country that has given so much to the World in the arts, culture and culinary arena!

    And long live the Spaniards, like myself, who wear their Boina Vasca on a daily basis.

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