The Cary Diaries: Part II – Wining and Dining

July 10th, 2013

We’re taking a peek into Cary Caster’s travel diary. And as the founder of 21 Drops, Cary brings her essential oil therapy along for the ride.

(If you missed it, catch up with Day 1 of Cary’s trip here!)

A new day of adventures in Spain!

Day 2

6:15 am

I’m tempted to sleep in, but our agenda today is jam-packed. We have so much more of this gorgeous country to see!

9:30 am

We take a tour at the Marques de Riscal winery. The 150-year old winery in the Rioja wine region produces some of the most extraordinary wines on the planet! My favorite – a dry red from 2005.

3:15 pm

As we learn more about the art and science of wine distillation, I am struck at how similar it is to working with essential oils. Both processes are thousands of years old and require the utmost care for a quality result. There are drugstore wines or award-winning ones – it all depends on the fine-tuned attention involved in every step of the way. It’s the same with essential oils. I have always put my heart and soul into assuring the utmost quality of the essential oils in 21 Drops to guarantee a high level of effectiveness.

7:40 pm

Did I mention today is my birthday? We enjoy a celebratory dinner at the winery’s restaurant. Headed by Michelin-starred chef Francis Paniego, our four-course meal was a gourmand’s dream! Needless to say I have my 04 Hangover and  17 Digest in hand for post-birthday blowout damage control!

Local grilled goat cheese with sautéed fungi salad. Out-of-this-world delicious!


Chao for now,



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