Moments that take our breath away.
Life is not measured by the numbers of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Breathless moments.

I saw this phrase and what the phrase says happened to me. It took my breath away. We are in this world to live worthwhile moments, moments that make you lose your breath.

When you are 20 years old you think that is the usual thing. You find yourself on certain occasions when you lose your breath. Then, you are turning years and checking that life is giving you worries and disappointments.

And you get out of breath sometimes for nothing positive reasons. And so we value much more when we enjoy an experience with the 5 senses.

Out of breath for doing things fast.

When we go to Ribera del Duero on National 1 we find the Jarama Circuit on our left.

At that time I tell my visitors that this circuit had its best moments in the 70s and 80s. At that time, races of Formula 1 and the World Championship of Motorcycling were running. Currently, that circuit has stopped being used for these tasks many years ago. Now they run local races or rent it from Porsche’s friends or any other prestigious brand.

A friend of Porsche invited me to one of his meetings on that circuit and told me. Sit down as a co-pilot and enjoy it. I did it like that.

After a round of the circuit taking the car to the limit, I had the feeling in that circuit that there were no straight lines, just curves of how fast it went. I said almost breathless and snorting, with my heart coming out of my mouth.

I said thank you very much but with one lap I have enough. Very very funny’

I tell my visitors that this is a way of living out of breath. That seems fantastic to me to have unforgettable experiences doing things quickly.

Out of breath for making things slow.

What we propose with our tours is the opposite. It is about enjoying the experience very, very slowly to enjoy with the 5 senses. I do not renounce the other but in our case, when we are tasting wines in the cellar we do things very slowly. And we do the same when we go to eat or carry out a complementary activity to that of visiting wineries.

In a medieval castle with a glass of wine.

I remember in one of the tours we visited a fantastic winery in Ribera del Duero. We took a bottle of his wine. And when we were visiting one of the magnificent castles that embellish the surroundings of Rivera del Duero take out the bottle and good glasses. How important it is to drink good wine with good glasses, right?

It occurred to me to ask my visitors where the wine tasted better. If it was better in the cellar or if the wine had improved by the simple fact of being in an 11th-century castle with an extraordinary landscape. We had easily spent 10 minutes looking at the castle and the landscape and savoring the wine.

I do not know very well why but it happens very often that if we visit a monument or enjoy a landscape after 5 minutes my visitors start moving as if requesting in a mute language that it is time to move.

Looking to infinity with a glass of wine in hand.

When one is with a glass of wine one can be looking at the infinite making time pass without measure because we want to. Something happens with wine, in a privileged place we always try to taste it very, very slowly.

My visitor looked at me. And visibly excited he told me. I don’t care where the wine is better but one thing if I tell you. That I don’t give up any of the two experiences. So thanks for making me enjoy both.

In the Winebus we are lucky people. The people who come know more or less what they are going to find and help from minute one to make the activity as good as possible. It is the same activity that acts as a filter. That filter makes 98% of the people who come to be extremely interesting people.

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Written by

Ignacio Segovia

Ceo of

Madrid Wine Tours

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