El Concurso Provincial de Pinchos (a local skewer competition) is Valladolid´s most important gastronomical competition. It is organized by the Provincial Association of Hospitality, in the 2nd week of June, and is coming up to its twelfth edition. The 2009 winning entry by restaurant The Abbey Zagales was called "Obama in the White House," being among previous winners like La Criolla or La Mina restaurant. The 2010, there were 274 skewers entries, for a modest fee of € 1.50 per skewer, with a choice of hot, cold and local skewers with some of the winning entries later available on the local tapas route.
In this store, located very close to the Plaza del Coso de Penafiel, you can find hundreds of examples from the major denominations of Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero, Cigales, Rueda, Vinos de la Tierra and Toro. You can take them away at the time or ask for them to be sent home for you. There is also a great selection of crafts - particularly good are the shirts and accessories and the hand painted artefacts.
In this little place in Peñafiel they'll help you choose the wine according to your tastes or the tastes of the person you want to surprise. You may feel a little lost among the more than 200 different wines that have the DO (Denominacion de origen, or where the wine is from) Ribera del Duero, Cigales, Rueda and wines from Castilla y León, but don't worry because in this wine bar the counseling is guaranteed and you can also ship your purchases anywhere in Spain. Except Sunday afternoon, it's open to the public the rest of the week so that you can be swayed by greed with the cheeses or artisan pasta in the area.
This winery will help you choose a wine according to your taste or for a special gift. You may feel a little overwhelmed among the more than 200 different wines, including DO Ribera del Duero, Cigales, Rueda and Wines of Castilla y León but do not worry because good advice is guaranteed and they will even send your purchases to anywhere in Spain. Except for Sunday afternoon, it is open to the public all week. You may well be tempted by the wonderful cheeses and artisan biscuits also found in the area.