Behind the Bite: Txakoli

What is txakoli? Come to Elkano, a family-run vineyard in Getaria, and learn all about this fascinating Basque wine.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. No drink captures the essence of the Basque Country as perfectly as txakoli does. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Spanish wine, txakoli (pronounced “cha-ko-LEE”) […]

Our Favorite Wine Tastings in San Sebastian

Northern Spain is home to some of the absolute best wine in the country—which makes chic San Sebastian an ideal spot for a wine tasting. You’ve got your crisp Basque txakolis, classic riojas, underrated gems from nearby Navarra—when it comes to wines to order in San Sebastian, you’re spoiled for choice. But why limit yourself […]

What to Drink in San Sebastian: An Insider’s Guide

When learning Basque phrases, pronunciation is key. The tx, like in "txakoli," is pronounced like the "ch" sound in English.

When you’re in Spain, it might be tempting to eschew every other drink on the menu and just go for sangria. After all, that’s what Spain is famous for…right? Surprisingly, no! Drinks in Spain are widely varied (but you’ll rarely see locals sipping on sangria), and in the Basque Country, choices become even more diverse. […]

Topa! Where to Drink Txakoli in San Sebastian

When learning Basque phrases, pronunciation is key. The tx, like in "txakoli," is pronounced like the "ch" sound in English.

When it comes to San Sebastian’s renowned culinary scene, the fun doesn’t just stop with the food. To really experience the gastro goodness to the fullest, be sure to wash everything down with a refreshing local drink. Our choice: txakoli! It’s hard to come by outside of northern Spain, so be sure to get your fix while you’re […]

Step Back in Time: Our Favorite Historical Bars in San Sebastian

If you’re looking for a spot to have a drink and eat good, honest food, you’ve come to the right place. San Sebastian has something for everyone, culinarily speaking. There are, of course, the Michelin-starred eateries that draw diners from all over the globe, as well as plenty of equally excellent restaurants that don’t have […]

5 Incredible Regional Wines to Order in San Sebastian

It's not as well-known as other Spanish whites, but Rueda Verdejo is easily one of our favorite wines to order in San Sebastian!

The extent of most people’s Spanish wine knowledge consists of two famous reds: Ribera and Rioja. While there are many excellent varieties of each, it’s always good to try something different! There are dozens of spectacular lesser-known wines produced just a short distance from San Sebastian. Here are five of our favorite wines to order […]

Drink Up! Our Favorite Wine Tours in San Sebastian

End your day trip to Pamplona from San Sebastian with plenty of pintxos and local wine.

San Sebastian is home to some incredible wine, and there’s no better place to learn about it than on a wine tour! Wine tours and wine tastings in San Sebastian do so much more than simply allow you to try fabulous wine. They also provide you with the story behind each wine, which helps you […]

6 Great Wine Bars in San Sebastian

You'll feel right at home at El Bombín, one of our favorite wine bars in San Sebastian!

Chic and cosmopolitan San Sebastian is a great place to enjoy some seriously incredible wine. There are lots of great wine bars in San Sebastian, but if you’re looking for the absolute best, we’ve got you covered. Here are our favorite places in the city to enjoy a nice glass of wine (or two!) in […]