Windmills of La Mancha
Spain is the country of thousands wines. There are 70 denominations of origin in the whole country and several thousands wineries all over the place.
Wine has been in our culture since more than 2000 years ago.
Some wine purist people, when tasting wines, want to focus on the organoleptic characteristics of our wines . This is a criteria I respect but we do a different approach.
In our approach we try to show our visitors not only our wines but also our history, very, very rich by the way.
And one of the things we do is to follow Don Quixote and Sancho Panza while they go north and south in La Mancha.
We love the windmills of La Mancha. The windmills are as romantic as the story of Don Quixote.
We say in Spanish that to have a “Quijotesca” attitude means deffending the weaks against the strongs or deffending lost causes with a high risk of getting damaged. Our common sense is telling to fly from risks and to go with the flow.
Don Quijote Madrid
But we all admire those who go against the flow, and we admire them much more if they succeed, But also if they fail if they have the courage to stand up after the fall and fight again.
The windmills are part of our past. They are not necessary any more with the aparition of the machine of power. Even though they stand proud like giants in the top of several hills of the inmense plain of La Mancha.
To see Sancho Panza drinking wine with a “bota” (typical way of drinking in the past on this country) is telling us that our tradition of making and drinking wine is for centuries. To see Sancho Panza drinking wine in the middle of La Mancha is a pleasure.
In our case we accompany Sancho with our own glass of wine. Because everything is better with a glass of wine in hand. Cheers my Friends!
By Ignacio Segovia
Ceo of Winebus.es