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Catavino’s Friday Feature Photo: Paco Torreblanca

written by Gabriella Opaz | 16th May 2014

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 save the photo. Purchase: Please contact us directly if you’re keen...

Vuelta de España: Through the Lens of Food and Wine

written by Ryan Opaz | 26th August 2010

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 along the way. For the past 3 years, we’ve...
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Port Wine Tour with Ryan Opaz

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Lisbon Culinary Experience

Meet the passionate people crafting old-school Portuguese food deep inside Lisbon’s traditional neighborhoods. Visit the traditional hole-in-the-wall bakeries famed for their...

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Barcelona Market Tour & Cooking Class

On this four hour Barcelona Cooking Class and Market Tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity to ease your way into...

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Valencia Land of Wine – Free Chapter: Bodegas Primitivo Quiles, Monover (DO Alicante)

written by Gabriella Opaz | 24th August 2009

Editor’s Note: This is the 2nd chapter we are publishing of Valencia Land of Wine (see 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th chapter). Articles are written by Joan C. Martin, and translated by John Maher. Each story is straight from the pages of El Pais’s Valencian edition that highlights an aspect of Valencian wine history through the story of one...

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

written by John Maher | 6th July 2009

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 Maisonnave & Co. from the nineteenth-century showing that its...

Wines of Alicante: The Eye-Catching Treasures of Spain

written by John Maher | 26th May 2009

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 that you can drop your subject into conversation to...

Mostra de Vino: Sampling Valencia’s Wines in the Riverbed

written by Ivan Larcombe | 7th April 2009

Wine events and young children aren’t a natural mix most of the time, but there are exceptions.  The recent XXI Mostra de vins, caves i licors i XVIII d’aliments tradicionals de la Comunitat Valenciana certainly was.  (Nice short title for it, don’t you think?)  This hefty name in the Valencian dialect of Catalan simply means: The twenty-first sampling of...
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