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 […]
Here is a handy food glossary (translations from Spanish to English) that can be printed out and used on your vacation in Spain. We have included most of the ingredients you will see on menus, including seafood and fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, dairy, nuts, and more. Wine lovers, check out our Spanish wine glossary […]
Recommended Cocktail Recipes from Spain- Liven up your dinner parties! Riotous, colorful celebrations are very much a part of Spanish life, and no Spanish party is complete without a great selection of beers, wines, and cocktails. Indeed, alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) drinks are an integral part of Spain’s gastronomic and cultural traditions; the country has been […]
Enjoy this selection of some of our favorite Spa Hotels in Spain, the perfect plan to beat the winter blues! Combine the spa trip with a wine tour, and you have the perfect vacation! Spain boasts a formidable selection of luxury spa hotels that can easily compete with Europe’s best. These hotels are an oasis […]
[Updated December 2022] Best Michelin Star Restaurants in Basque Country The Basque country- particularly the glamorous resort of San Sebastian – is now a must-visit destination for lovers of fine gastronomy traveling in Spain. Its inhabitants, the fiercely proud Basque people, have always enjoyed spending money on food, drink, and lots of it! They are […]
Madrileños will vehemently disagree, but there is no doubt that Barcelona’s nightlife and bar scene is now one of the most vibrant in Europe. For while the citizens of Catalonia’s capital are all too happy to culturally distance themselves from their regional neighbors, they have in common with all Spaniards a love of social drinking […]
Fine White Wines from Galicia It is hard to believe that until recently, these two excellent and increasingly popular white varieties – Godello and Albariño, grown in Galicia in northwest Spain – have languished in obscurity. Of course, local growers and Spanish connoisseurs championed their virtues for decades. Still, it is only over the past […]
Vinos Dulces LOS OTROS VINOS– Alberto Coronado Existen en el mercado “otros vinos” que no son, ni con mucho los más consumidos, ni tampoco los más conocidos por el gran público. Es un totum revolutum de clasificaciones y de elaboraciones; también de zonas de producción, de denominaciones de origen, de países, de climas e incluso […]
Spanish Cheese From Coast to Coast- Quick Glossary of Cheeses from Spain By Martina Hemm Known for their wine and fanatic adoration of everything ham, Spaniards are equally as enamored with their cheese, and rightly so. Running the gamut from sharp and creamy to firm but mild, the range of Spanish cheeses mirrors […]
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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).