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The 14 best rosés to try this summer, according to wine experts

Rosé tends to be the drink of the summer — but experts said it's a great wine for any time of year. Shutterstock.com As summer approaches, so too nears the time to begin stocking your fridge with one of the season's favorite adult beverages: rosé.If you're new to the pink wine, experts recommend trying out a variety of hues from pale to deep to discover what most pleases your palate.If you're looking for something to complement your fruit and cheese picnic, try a pale Provencal; if you ...
Tags: California, France, Life, US, Trends, Strategy, Features, Michelin, Wine, Provence, Wine Expert, Rioja, Wine Tasting, Nordic, Wineries, Rose


How Kalixmotxo was invented

The most memorable things we come across when we travel often took a long, winding path to get to what they are today. This is Origin Story, a series that looks into the various influences that made the cultural touchstones we know today. In 1971, Coca-Cola debuted what is now considered one of the world’s most famous commercial. The advertisement features a catchy jingle about wanting to buy the world a Coke. On August 12, 1972, at 5:00 PM, according to local legend, a group of young merchan...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Spain, European Union, Cocktails, Wine, Jack, Coca Cola, Coke, Rioja, All, Shirley Temple, Pepsi, Basque Country, Palacios, Culinary Institute of America


23 Brand-New Skincare Products Our Editors Are Using to the Very Last Drop This Month

Contrary to what you've probably (definitely) read on the internet, there is at least one benefit to the month with an average national contiguous temperature of 32 degrees. It is that you are automatically granted the excuse to send that "raincheck? lol" text any chilly evening you so choose, and instead snuggle up with your ugliest jogger sweatpants, a glass of Rioja, and brand-new skincare products. (It's called self-care, look it up.) With the plethora of face creams, cleansers, serums, trea...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Rioja, Beauty Review, Best of 2020


17 Brand-New Skincare Products Our Editors Are Using to the Very Last Drop This Month

Contrary to what you've probably (definitely) read on the internet, there is at least one benefit to the month with an average national contiguous temperature of 32 degrees. It is that you are automatically granted the excuse to send that "raincheck? lol" text any chilly evening you so choose, and instead snuggle up with your ugliest jogger sweatpants, a glass of Rioja, and brand-new skincare products. (It's called self-care, look it up.) With the plethora of face creams, cleansers, serums, trea...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Rioja, Beauty Review, Best of 2020


16 Brand-New Skincare Products Our Editors Are Using to the Very Last Drop This Month

Contrary to what you've probably (definitely) read on the internet, there is at least one benefit to the month with an average national contiguous temperature of 32 degrees, and it is that you are automatically granted the excuse to send that "raincheck? lol" text any chilly evening you so choose and instead snuggle up with your ugliest jogger sweatpants, a glass of Rioja, and brand-new skincare products. (It's called self care, look it up.) With the plethora of face creams, cleansers, serums, t...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Rioja, Beauty Review, Best of 2020


The best places for wine trip

Wine vacations aren’t nearly as bougie or costly as they sound. Today, you can find wine around the world that tastes good and is affordable — especially when you go to the winery itself. It doesn’t hurt that literally every state in the nation has a wine region now, so there’s plenty to choose from. Napa can get by on its name, everyone else has to vie for wine tourism dollars in other ways. This makes you, the wine-drinking tourist, the winner, as everywhere from British Columbia to South A...
Tags: Travel, Apple, New York, California, US, Spain, Chile, Dundee, New Orleans, Lodi, Silicon Valley, South America, San Jose, Vineyards, Wine, Napa


Underrated European wine regions

Western Europe’s beautiful wine regions get plenty of attention, and there’s a good chance you recognize them by name: Champagne, Bordeaux, and Rioja just to name a few. But there’s a whole world of wine just waiting to be discovered further afield. While often overlooked, Eastern and Southern Europe’s wine regions are beautiful in their own right, brimming with history and rich winemaking traditions. They also tend to be much more affordable than in the west. The next time you’re looking for...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, Unesco, Budapest, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Wine, Black Sea, Moldova, Tuscany, Wine Regions, Eastern Europe, Rioja


A Week In London On A $325,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: an associate working at a hedge fund who makes $325,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on waffles. We previously published a diary from this OP in September 2018, when she lived in NYC. Editor's note: All prices have been converted to...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, England, New York, London, Virginia, Berlin, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Tesco, NHS, Chelsea, House Of Cards, Miami, Brexit


Best places to drink wine in 2019

There’s never a better time to drink wine than right now. Smaller wine regions like Moldova and the country Georgia are sending more wine out into the world. In the US, there are now wineries in every state, as well as wine-specific tasting rooms to show off the region’s capabilities. Traditional winemaking regions like the Languedoc in France are receiving renewed attention. Unfamiliar grapes are being brought to the forefront in new ways. All this is to say that if you appreciate a good gla...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Colorado, California, France, Virginia, US, America, Georgia, Spain, Catalonia, Unesco, Italy, New Zealand, Vancouver, North


12 Reasons To Walk The Camino de Santiago

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from artist, writer, and hiker, Kate.. I met Kate when she contacted me about her Camino de Santiago art business.  I thought it sounded like such a great idea and way to have the Camino live on in a unique way!  She had hiked the entire thing twice and that made me curious.  I wanted to know what was it about the Camino that brought her back to walk the same route again. There are a lot of readers interested in the Ca...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hiking, Spain, Santiago, Galicia, Guest Post, Food And Drink, Camino, Kate, Camino De Santiago, Rioja, Sherry, Northern Spain, Calgary Canada, Ottsworld


Overlooked wine and cheese pairings

Wine and cheese is a classic, if very Eurocentric, combination. It’s talked about extensively by pretty much anyone who’s a fan of fine dining, and wine and cheese pairings are served everywhere from at-home wine parties to the fanciest wineries and restaurants. All the attention is for good reason. Tart or juicy wine is the best companion to a fatty, creamy cheese. Plus, few things can bring as much joy as either of these things on their own, so putting them together only seems right. It’s e...
Tags: Travel, Food, Europe, Greece, California, France, Virginia, New York City, America, Spain, Italy, Napa, Richard, Sonoma, Torino, Rioja


Revellers battle it out with wine in Spain

Revellers poured buckets of wine over each other in northern Spain on Friday in an annual wine battle in the country’s Rioja producing-region. La Batalla de Vino is held each June in the town of Haro on the feast of St Peter, an event organizers say draws thousands of people. On Friday, participants soaked each other with buckets and toy spray guns, turning their clothes a shade of purple. (AP)
Tags: News, Spain, Haro, Rioja, St Peter, La Batalla de Vino


Travel: Why wine tasting in Spain is different from California

Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Show Caption of Expand “Barriga llena, corazon contento,” the Spanish say. A full belly, a happy heart. I’ve never been more clear on that point since returning from a girls’ trip to Spain – a foodie and wine lovers’ paradise at almost every turn. On our travels, we luxuriated in the famous Cavas of Penedes, Barcelona’s endless tapas, the red wines of Rioja, and, finally, the mas...
Tags: Travel, Europe, California, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Things To Do, Soccer, Frank Gehry, Michelin, Salvador Dalí, Mediterranean, San Sebastian, Rioja, World Travel, Roy Lichtenstein


Is VR the new real estate of sports marketing?

Sport Industry recently published this article by Senior Account Director for We Are Social Sport, Andrew Boyers, looking at how new innovations and VR technologies, such as Facebook’s Oculus Venues, are shaping the future of sports marketing. They’ve been kind enough to let us reproduce it below. While virtual reality (VR) has been on the ideas board of most agencies at some point in the last few years, the investment and brands that continue to develop the technology, and the ways in which mar...
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Seo, Sport, Barcelona, Premier League, Manchester United, Manchester, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Vr, Virtual Reality, Juan Mata, Mata, Rioja, Thought Leadership


Most scenic biking routes in Europe

For cycling enthusiasts and amateurs alike , Europe offers some of the most scenic biking routes in the world. You can cycle a 1000-year-old pilgrimage route in Italy, get distracted by Baroque palaces in Vienna, and admire dramatic Baltic seascapes. Here are seven of the most scenic biking routes in Europe. 1. Via Francigena, Italy Photo: Via Francigena The longest signposted cycle route in Italy, the Via Francigena runs from the Great St Bernard Pass on the border with Switzerland to St...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Rome, Austria, Vienna, Budapest, Cycling, Santiago, Italy, Switzerland, Alps, Biking, Latvia, St Ives


This pork fest coming to Santa Monica will make you squeal over the taste of heritage breeds

When the Cochon555 Tour rolls into the Viceroy Santa Monica hotel, pork-loving diners can expect to go pretty much hog-wild. The live culinary competition and tasting event, which takes place Sunday, March 11, will feature chef-prepared dishes centered around the complex flavors of heritage breed pork from local family-owned pig farms — hence the event’s title, which is French for “pig.” The 555, meanwhile, represents the five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers featured in the Santa Monica ev...
Tags: California, Spain, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Miami, Seattle, Berkshire, Taco Bell, Rioja, Southern California, Santa Monica, El Pollo Loco, Hotel Bel Air


Omni Hotels & Resorts Launches ‘Discover Rioja’ as Its 10th Installment of ‘Flavors of the World’ Campaign

Today marks the launch of Omni Hotels & Resorts' 10th installment of its "Flavors of the World" culinary series, as "Discover Rioja" kicks off at the luxury hotel brand's 60 properties. This year, Omni has partnered with Wines from Rioja to highlight Northern Spain's premier wine making region and share its undiscovered culture, wine and cuisine with guests through signature food and beverage programming brand-wide. The promotion will be available through December 31, 2017.
Tags: Travel, Omni, Rioja, Northern Spain, Omni Hotels Resorts, Omni Hotels amp


The Bachelorette Season 13 Finale Recap: Rachel Chose Who?!

Rachel’s journey as the Bachelorette ended in a three-hour live finale, which — love this show though I do — is at least one too many hours. Mark my words, if my nemesis Bryan wins, I am suing Mike Fleiss for whatever the monetary value of three television-hours of my life is. But whatever happens, Rachel will be sorely missed. I don’t want to tell you how to conduct your business, Disney-ABC Television Group, but something tells me the Magic Kingdom could use an animatronic Hall of Bachelorett...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Abc, Molly, Spain, Jason, Rioja, Chris Harrison, Peter, Bryan, Eric, Ben Jerry, Rachel, Neil Lane, Magic Kingdom


Spain Wine Tips: How to save on Spanish wine

Compared to most destinations around Europe, wine in Spain has an exceptional price-to-quality ratio. In Spain, there’s literally a wine for every wallet whether you’re a high roller or on a budget. This is a country where wine starts at under €1 for a bottle (that’s not a misprint!). And there’s something to be said for a culture where everyone’s favorite fermented grape beverage is such a part of the daily fabric of people’s lives that there is local wine available for any price point — even C...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, France, San Francisco, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, David, Wine, Slovakia, Charles, Madrid, Florence, Joan, Iberia


The Bachelorette Season 13, Episode 9 Recap: Meet The Parents

Rachel has summoned her ever-dwindling harem to her hometown of Dallas for a violation of standard franchise protocol — normally, the final two dudes would meet the Bachelorette’s family a little later on, but her sister is eight months pregnant and can’t travel (wow, inconsiderate much?). This will be the guys’ only chance to meet the Lindsays, and the subtext might as well be rendered in a 10-foot-tall neon sign: Are they going to ask Rachel’s parents for her hand in marriage or what?Peter, l...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spain, Dallas, Sam, Constance, Pedro, Rioja, Peter, Andrea, Bryan, Eric, Rachel, Kathy, Lindsay, Dean


Last day of Spanish adventure.

Having set our alarm for 7am as a bit concerned about possible road closures due to the procession of the battle of Rioja at Haro we were rudely awakened at 06.45 by fire crackers and groups gathering around the site all in their white with red kerchiefs
Tags: Travel, Haro, Rioja


Wine shoppers are finding quality in the grocery aisle

Wine lovers no longer have to leave their favorite supermarket, hypermarket or discounter to discover the best wines to buy. Retailers are introducing a variety of outstanding wines under their own brands and more and more shoppers across Europe are putting them into their baskets. In the United Kingdom, it is estimated that more than 70% of wines are now purchased at the supermarket and the retailers’ private label is scoring high for both quality and value. This was demonstrated at the Privat...
Tags: Europe, London, Featured, Germany, Global, Tesco, Thailand, Canada, United Kingdom, Asda, The Netherlands, Bordeaux, Branding, Rioja, Association, Albert Heijn


Local's guide to eating Denver

DENVER IS CATAPULTING onto the world culinary stage, with a growing contingent of celebrated chefs, mixologists, and craft connoisseurs driving a steady march of new restaurant concepts. Don’t get me wrong — locals still love their green chile, and Rocky Mountain oysters still appear on more than a few menus around town. But the modern food and drink scene is built on hand-crafted slow food with an emphasis on locally harvested ingredients. Casual is dominant. Quality is ensured. If that sounds ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Drinks, Colorado, India, House, Eating, West Coast, Jack White, Guide, Denver, Nightlife, Rioja, All, Sean Kelly, Don


Road Trips in Spain – Where to go & what to do

By Adam Groffman SPONSORED — A couple of years ago, I ventured on my first road trip through Spain and Portugal. I drove from Málaga to Lisbon, making stops in some of the best cities in Andalusia. I explored the architectural beauty of old Córdoba and the hip, urban life of Seville. Like any great road trip, my Spain road trip was a lovely but weird experience. I remember struggling with some travel details: sometimes I wanted to stop driving for a while to explore somewhere new, but I was neve...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, Unesco, Santiago, Portugal, Michelin, Madrid, Málaga, Lisbon, Cordoba, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Segovia, Toledo


Frank Gehry-designed luxury hotel brings avant-garde design to historic Spain winery

The bucolic hills of Spain’s wine country may be one of the last places you’d expect to see a Frank Gehry-designed building, but the starchitect’s iconic deconstructivist style has found home in the heart of the Rioja wine region. Spurred by Gehry’s successful Guggenheim Museum in nearby Bilbao, the Marques de Riscal winery in Elciego commissioned the world-renowned architect to dramatically renovate its 19th century grounds with an avant-garde touch. The new luxury complex features gigantic cu...
Tags: Design, Spain, Architecture, Gallery, Frank Gehry, Michelin, Luxury Hotel, Rioja, Carousel Showcase, Hotel Design, Guggenheim Museum, Avant Garde, Bilboa, Gehry, Deconstructivism, Deconstructivist Architecture


Omni Hotels & Resorts to Launch ‘Discover Rioja’ This Fall

Omni Hotels & Resorts and Rioja USA are excited to announce an exclusive partnership for the luxury hotel brand's 2017 "Flavors of the World" series. Returning Oct. 1 2017, and available through Dec. 31, 2017, the annual culinary program will be known as "Discover Rioja" and will spotlight this north-central region of Spain and its undiscovered culture, wine and cuisine through signature Omni programming nationwide.
Tags: Travel, Spain, Rioja, Omni Hotels Resorts, Omni Hotels amp, Rioja USA


This Beautiful Hotel Will Take Your Breath Away

Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Spain, for those who like me adore great wines and contemporary architecture is a name that is a myth. The wine city hotel, restaurant and museum- designed by Frank Gehry next to their winery is one of the absolute masterpieces of the 20th century. Bolder than the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, bolder because it’s varicoloured titanium volutes disturb the old peace of Rioja, its vineyards, the old villages with cathedral an...
Tags: Design, Los Angeles, Spain, Architecture, Frank Gehry, Rioja, Bilbao, Disney Concert Hall


Day trip to Haro

Today we are heading to Haro a small town in the Rioja wine region of Spain which is well known for their red wines also because where is not much else to do in Miranda de Ebro. After a little look around the town we headed to the Bodegas wine cellar a
Tags: Travel, Spain, Haro, Rioja


11 food experiences to have in Spain

1. Visiting an arrocería in Valencia to find out what real paella tastes like Photo: Claudio Lobos One of the biggest misconceptions tourists have when they visit Spain is that they can eat paella anywhere. Many restaurants will try to make them think they’re right by adding this famous Spanish dish to their menus. But the reality is a bit more complicated — ask anyone from Valencia and they’ll tell you the dish you ordered is not actually paella, but merely some “rice with things.” Where sho...
Tags: Travel, Food, Spain, Barcelona, Santiago, Experiences, Michelin, Madrid, Sierra, Valencia, Mediterranean, Málaga, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Asturias, Rioja


Too many things happened tonight

Euroleague’s decision to schedule three playoff games within 30 minutes of each other was only the start of the madness on a wild Tuesday, writes Emmet Ryan In reverse order… Sasha Djordjevic is no longer coach of Panathinaikos Fenerbahce completed a sweep of Real Madrid Dimitris Diamantidis ended his career in pan European basketball Baskonia swept Panathinaikos Technically those last two happened at the same moment but there was a lot to take in on Tuesday night and we really need to start wi...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Berlin, Sport, Real Madrid, Athens, Madrid, Fenerbahce, Panathinaikos, Rioja, Sasha, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Navarro, DDD, Vitoria, Gigi Datome