Chris Muir's Day By Day

Saturday, July 05, 2014

For You Navy People...

...who have visited or been based out of Rota, Spain: Did you know that, once upon a time, Rota had its own variety of sweet dessert wine, Tintilla de Rota? Old books on the subject describe it as a muscat varietal, but one which was distinct to the Rota area.

As you will see if you click the link, Tintilla de Rota (anglicized to "Rota Tent") is back, courtesy of the Gonzalez-Byass sherry company; it is now grown near Arcos de la Frontera, a picturesque town perched atop a mountain about a dozen miles from Jerez de la Frontera, where sherry is made. Rota Tent was often used in Great Britain for communion wine.

Arcos de la Frontera, Spain.

3 comments:

Old NFO said...

No I didn't and that's interesting... If I get back that way, sounds like a side trip is in order! :-)

KurtP said...

When I was working PWD, we went to Arcos for the Running of the Bulls.

Bob said...

@KurtP: I remember, although I didn't participate. Vejer de la Frontera also had a bull run, as I recall. One of the years I lived in Rota a sailor was gored in Arcos and had to be flown to Germany for treatment.