How to Plan a Spanish Tapas and Wine Party

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How to plan a Spanish Tapas and Wine Party- Tips for the perfect food and wine fiesta Spanish tapas are fun, easy to prepare, and always a crowd pleaser. Here are some ideas on how to throw your own tapas and wine party for your (appreciative) friends: FIRST OF ALL, WHAT ARE TAPAS?–  The word […]

Vestirse de Etiqueta – Etiquetas de Vino

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Vestirse de Etiqueta, Alberto Coronado Como en todas las actividades de la sociedad de consumo la imagen juega un papel muy importante en la venta de un producto. Vestir una botella, un perfume o unos bombones se presenta como una necesidad para competir en un mercado tan voraz y fagocitador como el nuestro. Cuando afrontamos […]

El Palo Cortado, el Vino de Leyenda

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El Palo Cortado, el vino de leyenda, Alberto Coronado Todos los conocedores del vino, tienen una asignatura pendiente con el palo cortado. Es un vino que se dice en peligro de extinción, que no nace sino que se hace. Si se quiere averiguar si alguien sabe de vinos, se le pregunta: ¿sabes como se elabora […]

Amontillados- Vinos para Meditar

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AMONTILLADOS. VINOS PARA MEDITAR, Alberto Coronado No creo exagerar si defino este vino como uno de los más complejos del mundo. Al margen de gustos personales e incluso de cercanías geográficas, como es mi caso, el amontillado reune todo el saber y todo el embrujo de la zona donde se produce. No es casualidad que […]

Galicia Wine Country Travel Notes- Rias Baixas, Ribeira Sacra & Ribeiro

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Early this summer we did an extensive road trip to check out wineries, restaurants and hotels in Spain’s northwestern region of Galicia, nestled just above Portugal on the Atlantic. Galicia is really unique in Spain and about as “un-Spanish” as you could imagine. The climate resembles Ireland or Scotland, the bagpipes are the main instrument […]

The hedonistic joys of Spanish hams

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Cured ham has been recognized for its health properties since the Antiquities. Hipocrates himself recommended patients to “eat more ham”. Oleic acid is the main fat component in cured hams, a “Good Cholesterol” compound also found in Olive Oil. In Southern Europe, small but regular (almost daily) amounts of ham form part of the Mediterranean […]

Asturias- Cider and Cabrales Cheese in Green Spain

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Asturias is one of the least explored and most beautiful regions in Spain.  Located in the glorious north on the Costa Verde (Green Coast), Asturias is situated to the east of Galicia and west of Cantabria and Basque Country. This is about as different a Spain as you could imagine.  Far from flamenco, paella, sherry […]

Chinchón- Anis and Limoncillo

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This past weekend we enjoyed a lovely research trip at the Parador of Chinchón, a tiny little historic village, located about an hour south of Madrid, on the way to the Royal gardens of Aranjuez. The spec of a village is comprised of an arcaded medieval main square (lined with 235 wooden and brightly painted […]

Gourmet Food Markets in Barcelona

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Market Meccas for Foodies in Barcelona Barcelona, along with San Sebastian and Madrid, is a gourmet hotspot for food and wine loving travelers with its array of Michelin starred restaurants, cozy wine bars, specialty olive oil and chocolate shops and some of the best food markets in Spain (there are over 40 markets in Barcelona, […]

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