De CSU Fort Collins, Colorado, a Hidalgo La Gitana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda. From CSU, Ft. Collins to Sanlúcar


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Hace algunos años (no voy a decir cuántos), cuando estudiaba en la Colorado State University en  Fort Collins, Colorado,  coincidimos un grupito de españoles entre los que estaba Onofre, un ingeniero valenciano que también hacía un master.  Fue un año y medio de mucho estudiar pero también esquiamos, fuimos a Pow-Wows (danzas indias) y hacíamos cocidos y comíamos jamón y demás que traía nuestra amiga Merche desde España de estrangis, y arepas que hacía Lina, colombiana y compañera de apartamento.  Muchos recuerdos bonitos.

Some years ago, (I won´t say how many), when I was studying at Colorado State University in  Fort Collins, Colorado,  a small group of Spaniards  would often get together.  Included in that group was Onofre, an engineer from Valencia who was also working on a Master´s degree.  It was a year and a half of a lot of studying, but we made time to go skiing, go to Native American Pow-Wows, and prepare Spanish stews.  We would also eat Spanish ham and other Spanish products that our friend, Merche, would bring from Spain.  We also enjoyed arepas made by our friend and my roommate, Lina, from Colombia.  A lot of very nice memories.

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Con estas cosas modernas de internet Onofre y yo volvimos a conectar y hace poco vino con su mujer Mari Carmen a pasar unos días a Cádiz.  No podía faltar una visita a una bodega y visitamos en Sanlúcar la Bodega Hidalgo La Gitana.  Nos acompañaron mis buenos amigos Arturo y Nieves de San Sebastian.   Sonia Gallego fue nuestra estupenda guía y nos venenció unos vinos espectaculares.  Sonia fue alumna del Colegio Miller que mi madre tuvo en Jerez, me hizo mucha ilusión verla.  De allí, fuimos a Bajo de Guía para completar una visita que resultó perfecta ya que se fueron enamorando del vino de jerez.  Misión cumplida.  Aquí os dejo las fotos de la visita.

Now, through the wonder that is the Internet, Onofre and I were able to re-connect and, recently, he came to Cadiz, with his wife, Mari Carmen, for a few days.   Of course, we had to visit a sherry winery, so we chose the Bodega Hidalgo La Gitana, in Sanlúcar.  We were accompanied by my good friends Arturo and Nieves, who are from San Sebastian.   Sonia Gallego provided us with an excellent tour and gave us a taste of some spectacular wines by using a venencia to retrieve them from their barrels.  Sonia was a student at the Miller School which my mother ran in Jerez.  I was very happy to see her again.  From there we went to the Bajo de Guía area to have lunch and to complete our visit, which turned out perfectly since our visitors were becoming new sherry wine fans.  Mission accomplished.  Here are some photos of their visit.

 

 

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