One perk I have luckily been able to stumble upon is a bit of travel within my job at the wine company. This past week I took a trip to the Rueda wine region in Segovia, Spain (to learn more about it, click here). Fortunately there was half a day to spare after all the required meetings. The afternoon was spent exploring a bit of the winery to learn all about the different vines, soil types, processing variations, and equipment. I highly recommend taking a tour of some sort of agricultural area at some point of your life whether it be a wine region in Europe or a coffee plantation in South America. The dedication put into cultivation is extremely interesting, especially if you have never lived in a rural area before. As you can see from these photos taken on my Blackberry, there is a bit of beauty to the fields, as basic and bare as they may seem.