For some reason I’ve been asked a lot lately when I’ll next be traveling. It’s been a while since I’ve embarked on a big adventure, but there’s no reason we can’t do that with our minds and through beautiful music and delicious tastes.
“The Vagabond,” the first in a series of nine songs called “Songs of Travel,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams has been a favorite song of mine for as long as I can remember. The manner in which the composer evokes the challenges and deep loneliness, the fears and triumphs that are our constant companions when we travel has always touched me deeply. The incomparable Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel is our choice for the perfect storyteller as he introduces us to our weary traveler.
I promise we’ll leave Spain next week (actually, why on earth would I promise such a ridiculous thing!) but for now we’re still there. Not only are we drinking a glorious wine whose name is right in keeping with our theme of travel but buying this wine also helps worthy causes since 100% of the proceeds go to charity. The 2016 Liquid Geography Rosado is 100% Mencia (perhaps a new grape for some of you?) from the Bierzo region in northwestern Spain. It comes from 50-year old vines and is completely unoaked. Beautiful pale pink in color, this wine exhibits aromas and flavors of strawberries, red-currant and white pepper and pairs well with pizza and white meat dishes.
Where is your next adventure?