16 Jan 2011

If Gehry Did Gastronomy…

BEST known for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, it took four bottles of Riscal’s release from birth year 1929 to persuade Canadian architect, Frank O. Gehry, to agree to commit to their wine hotel. Via his vision, what Riscal have re-branded a ‘wine city’ has become as much tourist attraction as fluid factory of 10m bottles of Rioja per year. Navigating, pinball-like between a lemon coloured dot-to-dot of way-markers stuck to the floor, our press pack evaded swerving forklifts, inhaled vanilla scents of oak barrels carved for King Don Juan Carlos among mould and cobwebs, then basked in rays reflected from the hotel’s sparkling panes.
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