Last week I suddenly found myself on a plane to Spain. With the assistance of wine expert Robert McIntosh (@thirstforwine) we took a trip to the Region of Rioja to learn more about one of the Twestival sponsors, Dinastia Vivanco.
I was asked to video blog their wine culture museum and vineyard. I have been to museums before.. But nothing could have prepared me for this.
I ended up shooting loads of stuff on my always handy Kodak Zi6.. Probably too much stuff. you will no doubt see clips cropping up all over my feeds. I was walking around saying “wow..wow.. amazing..wow..” I even started to annoy myself in my amazement.
I have decided that the Dinastia Vivanco wine culture museum is the one and only temple to wine. The attention to detail and it’s incredible collection is second to none. Having been collected and built over generations it is house in a partly subterranean setting any Bond Movie director would kill to get access to.
I am sure that even at 29 minutes.. this video only scrapes the surface and if you get even a twitch of curiosity, go visit yourself. If you are not amazed at the treasures, the history, even their winery. I will pay for your trip and buy you a bottle of their finest wine.* And they are pretty damn fine.
Dinastia Vivanco will be sponsoring the wine at the London Twestival which with your help will be raising money for Charity: Water Please give generously.
Keep your eyes open for more clips from spain.. There are loads of little ditty’s between here and 12seconds, and Phreadz etc..
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*Offer subject to an assesment of your sanity. 😉 (And me winning the lottery.. just in case)
Chris Eveley says
Great video, I never knew such a place existed — it’s stunning, really. Will definitely go there the next time I’m in Spain.
Justin Roberts says
Jose Eduardo says
Now I’m felling a little bit jealous! I was at Dinastia Vivanco during the 1st European Wine Bloggers Conference and I felt in love with the region. Thanks for taking me back!
Robert McIntosh says
great! so much more stuff still to show, but thanks so much for putting this together
Bilbao! Ah, I knew a woman from Bilbao. Wonder what ever happened to her?
Jonathan Vivanco says
I Own this!!
Hi! Jonathan. Have you just bought it..?
I imagine you must drink lots of the quality wine.. What with having the same name. 🙂