Which restaurants open in Barcelona on Sundays and Mondays? Sundays and Mondays are traditional closing days in Spain for restaurants, and Barcelona is no exception. It is notoriously hard to find nice places to eat on these days. If you don’t plan it properly, you can end up in terrifyingly bad tourist dives, very disappointed. […]
There can be no finer way to explore the incredibly diverse and captivating Iberian Peninsula than by train. Relax in comfort, take in the scenery, sip Rioja, and wait for the next adventure. For it must be said that Spain’s much-improved rail network is now one of the most efficient and modern in the world […]
Top La Rioja Wines for Collectors Although the renowned Rioja region has increasingly had to fight off competition from the likes of Ribera Del Duero and Priorat, it is still justly considered Spain’s most important and finest producer of premium red wines. Over a decade of serious investment and a transformation of the established winemaking […]
The last fifteen years have seen both connoisseurs and sommeliers go absolutely nuts over the superlative white wines produced in Galicia and Bierzo. Once written off as the land of Rioja, Cava, Sherry, and little else, Spain continues to forge a mighty reputation for the quality of its whites from North-West Spain, particularly Albarino from […]
The pace with which Spain has revolutionized its culinary landscape is one of the most dramatic cultural changes to have occurred in the country in recent times. Once regarded as something of an insignificant player in the gastronomic arena, Spain is now bursting with exciting new venues, dynamic raw talent, and more than a few […]
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. Despite belonging to a wide family of quality fruit, wine, malt, and rice-based vinegar, Sherry Vinegar is renowned in the gastronomy world for its intense and complex flavors. Every food professional, from 3 Michelin-starred to trainee sous chefs, knows its great culinary potential. It is used to enhance […]
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 […]
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