I loathe flying.  I really do. I don’t like standing in airport lines, battling with airport security and putting up with surly service. This is why I became a licensed pilot—no lines, no hassles. More importantly, I like the freedom of getting in a small plane and flying wherever I want to go. But my license doesn’t do me much good when I’m traveling abroad.  So here I am, having to rely on commercial travel once again. At least my final landing spot takes me to a place most would enjoy.

I am meeting up with a great group of wine writers to learn about the Penedès region. We’ll hit some caves then take a side trip to the breathtaking region of Priorat, the source of Spain’s most powerful, complex red wines.  If you love Spanish wine, or simply want to learn a bit more about the region, stay tuned as I take you on this exciting journey. Let’s hope my internet connection cooperates!

For now, I am taking a siesta, as I’m too darn tired to write after the grueling flight. Stay tuned for more…I think dinner is at eight.