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Tag Archives: Alicante

Catavino’s Friday Feature Photo: Paco Torreblanca

Photographer: Albertina Torres Capture Date: 11 September 2013 Location: Alicante, Spain About: Students at the International School of Pastry Arts with Paco Torreblanca. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target as”, then select the preferred location on your computer to […]

Vuelta de España: Through the Lens of Food and Wine

With helmets secured and gears oiled, 198 bicycle riders will push off from Sevilla on Saturday, August 28th, on a 3,352.6km journey that will last 21 days, ending in Madrid. This race, by our calculations, will take them through approximately 15 wine appellations in Spain, while passing by another 5-10 […]

Fondillón: A Very Unique Style of Sweet Spanish Wine from Alicante

Coming across Fondillón is a bit like meeting Samuel Taylor Coleridge‘s Ancient Mariner, buttonholing you with stories of ancient glories and disaster. You’re half fascinated and half disbelieving. Yet he starts pulling bits and pieces out of his pockets – there is the price list of leading Alicante wine merchants […]

Wines of Alicante: The Eye-Catching Treasures of Spain

As a wine hobbyist among professionals and experts, I often feel that I have the advantage of being able to sit back and enjoy what comes to hand rather than having to analyze endlessly. Another privilege of the enthusiast, be it golf, sailing, ornithology or anything else, is the feeling […]

Las Fallas: The Loudest and Longest Festival in Spain

Las Fallas – Valencia’s festival that you can’t miss First, I have to be very clear about the timing of this article.  It’s just after 4 PM on March 15th when I sit down to write this and Valencia’s biggest and loudest festival is underway, but nowhere near its height […]

Book Review – Valencia Land of Wine by Joan C. Martin

I love to read. I say this as someone who has read very little lately. Sometimes the world of blogging, and my Google Reader, seem to devour what time I have each day to dedicate myself to the written word. I find that I turn more often to a book […]