Omni Escapes Magazine Escapes Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 28

Discover Rioja AS PART OF OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS’ BIANNUAL FLAVORS OF THE WORLD PROGRAM, THE BRAND’S FOOD AND BEVERAGE TEAMS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TRAVELED TO SPAIN TO BRING THE AUTHENTIC TASTES OF THE REGION BACK TO GUESTS. BY ASHLEY RYAN I f there are two things that Spain is known for, it is food and wine. With roasted meats, fresh tapas and some very special varietals of grapes, it’s an area that is sure to delight the senses. While Spain as a whole is considered a wonderland of fl avor, one lesser-known region in particular is home to an exceptional combination of wine, cuisine and culture. Located in the north-central part of the country, Rioja’s size is no indication of its impact. Th e smallest region in Spain, Rioja is the country’s larg- est producer of wine. It is also brimming with history, art, architecture and, of course, rich culinary traditions. Verdant landscapes with plenty of room to roam give way to sprawling vineyards, mountainous monasteries and romantic castles. Museums focused FA L L 2 0 1 7 OE3-Spain-eV4-e.indd 28 | 28 | ESCAPES 9/29/17 3:24 PM