There are many contestants for the title of Europe’s nightlife capital, but we can assure you that Madrid is ten leaps ahead of the competition. Spain’s biggest city remains one of the most thrilling and vibrant destinations in the world, famous for its dynamic, exciting and ever-changing nightlife scene, including many rooftop bars. Its inhabitants, […]
La Rioja is home to some of Spains best restaurants and has a long culinary tradition and is mainly celebrated for its outstanding local produce; wide varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables from local market gardens, in addition to succulent meat and game from the regions’ farms. Indeed, there are enough fine raw materials in […]
Spain’s turbulent history has resulted in the country being home to over 2500 castles, ranging from Moorish castles to military fortresses built in the “Reconquista,” medieval castles, castles overlooking the sea…. Many of these beautiful castles are perfectly preserved, others in romantic ruins on atmospheric hilltops. Here is a perhaps controversial selection of our personal […]
Sherry Vinegar is the son of wine Sherry Vinegar, despite belonging to a wide family of quality fruit, wine, malt, and rice-based vinegar, is renowned in the gastronomy world for its intense and complex flavors. Every food professional, from 3 Michelin starred chefs to trainee sous chefs are aware of its great culinary potential. It […]
Spanish Brandy & Cognac From straight-forward after dinner digestives to complex brandies of real class and distinction, there is plenty of choice for spirits lovers amongst Spain’s selection of Coñacs or Brandy de Jerez. Spanish brandy is generally great value and deservedly very popular – there is a large range of styles and brands to […]
Detailed wine and spirits glossary from Aguardiente to Xarel.lo and much in between! Know your Oloroso from your Amontillado and learn how to read the labels of your fave bottles If you are interested in visiting Spain, why not check out our Luxury La Rioja Wine Tour Aguardiente – A strong transparent spirit distilled from […]
Grape varieties are still not referred to that much in Spain, especially in the case of red wine, most people talking about a Rioja or Ribera. On the contrary, it is very common to hear requests for an Albariño (from Galicia) and Verdejo (Rueda). Here we have listed the key players, you will notice that […]
Tasty & delicious, Spanish Olive Oil never fails to please the palate Dry, rolling hills studded with gnarled olive trees are an iconic image of Spain. No matter where you travel — the white-walled towns of Andalucía, the vast plains of Castilla y la Mancha, the rugged hills of southern Catalunya, or the quiet rural […]
One of the world’s most expensive spices One of the most precious cooking spices globally, saffron has a revered place in Spanish cuisine. Called Azafrán in Spanish, its sweetly pungent aroma infuses everything from paellas to lamb stews, roast suckling pig, soups, sauces, and even ice cream, making it an extremely versatile spice as well […]
An essential ingredient in Spanish cooking Spanish paprika or pimentón is used in many dishes in Spanish cuisine: indeed, the use of home-grown varieties of peppers or Capsicum is ubiquitous in Spanish tapas, appetizers, fish and meat dishes. Just try to imagine the famed Spanish Chorizo (cured sausage) or patatas bravas, both staples of the […]
Ham is a Spanish national obsession, and deservedly so! Spain has a long history of curing ham for personal consumption, one which has emerged from its humble origins as a peasant rural tradition to become a highly prized item for connoisseurs of Spanish cuisine and all classes of Spanish society. At the top of the […]
The Regional Gastronomy of Spain As Spain has such a diverse mix of climates (from desert-scapes of La Mancha to fertile hills in the green north to Mediterranean seascapes and the far-flung volcanic Canary Islands), the gastronomic offering is astounding. Cow´s cheeses from Asturias, Sheep´s cheeses from Extremadura, Gin from Menorca, Plantains from the Canaries, […]
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Cellar Tours is a Luxury Travel Specialist, operating since 2003 and offering exclusive Mercedes chauffeured Gourmet Vacations in Chile, France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain. We specialize in luxurious custom designed vacations, events and incentives related to food and wine. We are proud members of Slow Food, UNAV (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals).