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Navarra Uncorked: Bodega Del Señorío De Otazu

"Wine to me is passion. It's family and friends. It's the warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It's culture. It's the essence of civilization and the art of living." ~ Robert Mondavi
I've recently received a few new samples from Navarra, a fantastic wine region in the northern part of Spain, I thought this would be a good time refresh an article I wrote about my experience there in 2011, so here's some throwback Thursday to put you in the mood for the next article about Navarra, a region which still flies under the proverbial radar, as it's not Rioja, though they're neighbors who share a very similar winemaking culture.

This sentiment expressed for me so wonderfully by Mr. Mondavi in his Autobiography, "Harvests of Joy" and really sums up so many of the beautiful experiences to be found in the Kingdom of Navarra, Spain. Many of those same experiences and impressions expressed by Mr. Mondavi in the quote above really…

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