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Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Granada to Jerez de la Frontera

About a four hour drive has taken me to Jerez, where the hotel I am staying at seems to be not a million miles from the Gonzalez Byass bodegas; indeed I have just spoken to the nice people there on the telephone and they tell me there is a tour at 5.30pm this evening so I plan to go for that; the nice young lady at the hotel reception has also confirmed that it should take no more than about 20 minutes on foot so I shall avoid the hassle of taking the car. She also mentioned that there is a very nice bar not far from the Gonzalez Byass bodegas where they serve good tapas; she tells me she visits it often when she goes to town, so I shall probably give that a whirl this evening after the tour.

Tomorrow I shall go either to Sanlucar de Barrameda (where Manzanilla is made) or to El Puerto de Santa Maria, the third side of the 'sherry triangle' and both on the coast; the young lady at reception gave me the names of two bodegas, one in each place, so I shall undoubtedly try one or the other.

It has been quite 'cool' here today, although with brilliant blue skies the whole day; the temperature has mostly been in the range of 12 to 15 degrees C, although at one point during the drive here it may have reached 17 deg C briefly; this is five or six degrees cooler than we had just a few days ago, but the forecast is for 21 or 22 deg C over the weekend.

¡Hasta Luego!

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