Author Douglas Blyde

The intelligible master of intoxicating prose, imbibing fine wines that fortify the spirit and sipping spirits that sanctify the soul, Douglas is a gallivanting gastronome with a penchant for a poetical turn of phrase, rarely seen without a tie but almost constantly behind a table strewn with edible delights that he crafts into words which speak to one’s stomach.


What happens when the architect behind Bilbao’s stunning Guggenheim Museum decides to build a hotel and a restaurant in the heart of Rioja’s wine region? Douglas Blyde reports; expect intoxicating prose, with a splash of wine.