The Basques and Catalans may well disagree, but in recent years the quality of cooking in Southern Spain has risen dramatically, with chefs like Tono Perez of Atrio fame now winning pundits worldwide. Indeed, once derided as a gastronomic backwater, Southern Spanish cooking is today held in great esteem and the region’s leading chefs now […]
Spain has long been celebrated for its versatile and delectable wines; Rioja, Ribera Del Duero, and Priorat are now all major household names. From London to New York, you’ll hardly come across a wine store or restaurant list that doesn’t contain at least a few Spanish wines – the country is on fire at the […]
If anyone wants an example of how a wine producing nation can completely reinvent itself, they should look to Spain. Once renowned for Rioja, Sherry and indeed, little else, Spain now boasts a plethora of fashionable regions and modern wineries, sustained by continuing investment from both local entrepreneurs and global visionaries. Moreover, massive investment in […]
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 and if you don’t plan it properly you can end up in terrifyingly bad tourist dives, very […]
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 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 […]
Spain is home to some of the most fabulous wine regions in Europe (including La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Penedès, Priorat, Sherry, Toro, Navarra, Somontano, Rias Baixas, Ribera Sacra, Rueda and many other appellations) and more and more the concept of a wine hotel (either a working winery with accommodation or a hotel set amid […]
Wine festivals are an integral part of winemaking tradition across both Europe and the New World, celebrating the culmination of months of hard work in the vineyard, with what should hopefully be a healthy and plentiful harvest. For winemakers, however, the hard work is just beginning; for visitors to the wine region, they offer a […]
La Rioja is home to some of Spains best restaurants and has a long culinary tradition and is particularly celebrated for its outstanding local produce; huge 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 […]
People always ask us “when is the best time to come to the wine country?” and the answer we always give is May or June for good weather and fewer crowds and of course September and October during the harvest time. Often, however, those months might not correspond to the vacation time available to you! […]
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 […]
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