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There is nothing such as Txakoli in the world. Gathering the strength of the basque people and the fineness of the white wine, this unique drink represents perfectly the spirit of San Sebastian itself.

Txakoli bottles

Txakoli bottles

This white wine has its original name, Txakoli. Despite of the feeling of many locals, who may think they already know everything about this drink, this is very far from the truth, as we will prove by bringing an episode that happened the other day.

The 1st of November we went in a tour to Guetaria with the people that were attending to the Soft Congress about nuclear science. As they were very interested to know a little bit more about the Basque Culture and other places of the region, we went to Getaria, a very traditional fishermen’s town. Before going into the town itself we stop in a Txakoli winery to learn all the secrets about this special wine.

Visitors at the vineyard

Visitors at the vineyard

There we had a guided tour by the hand of the 4th generation of the family through the wine yards and accompanied by a Txakoli tasting and the special gastronomy of the region. Which was my surprise then? As a Basque and having watched all my life the Txakoli served from very high and raising the arm, I learnt from the owner that it is not necessary to pour it from a long distance into the glass. 

Txakoli tasting at the factory

Txakoli tasting at the factory