Hotel Villa Jerez
Travel Blogs from Jerez De La Frontera
... planned that way, others not so much. Our longest day so far had been 77 miles from Carrión de Los Condes to Tordesillas. But we'd saved the longest til last. Our last day in Spain would be 84 miles from Seville to Cádiz; the longest either of us had ever ridden. But we knew we were going down to the coast so there would be no hills, right? Riiight? By now Chris and I were getting the hang of this early start malarkey and managed to scrape ourselves out of ...
It was sad leaving Seville, such a lovely place. We headed off to Cadiz via Jerez, the home of sherry. I had read of Bodegas, where one can have a sherry tasting so we put one of the addresses into the GPS. Somehow the GPS took us off the highway and away from the town that had appeared to the right of the highway which seemed to be Jerez. We trusted the stupid machine, however, after 20 mins of near desert conditions and no ...
... bodegas were open though so we headed off for a tour of the Sandemans bodega. There were various options for the tour which all included a guide taking you round the bodega giving information on the sherry making process followed by a tasting session of your choice. For 14 euros each we opted for the "old and rare" tasting. Sherry it turns out is just standard wine but gets its name purely because it is fermented and produced in Jerez, much like port in Portugal. ...
... a quartet: Flute, harpsichord, cello and a soprano. The singer was effortlessly clear and beautiful. I was very surprised to see no preparation from her before she sang, especially for very high notes. There wasn't the standard excessively large breath or exaggerated facial expressions, she was just so natural. I enjoyed walking through the city at night. It was like seeing a new side to someone you thought you knew quite well, in the best kind ...
I spent a day in this town of sherry. There is lots to see. I was lucky to be there on a day when a big flea market was taking place, where I bought another Spanish novel to keep practising my Spanish.
The Alcázar was cute, with lovely niches, and nice views over the city.
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