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Semana Santa: The Tourist’s Guide of Food, Wine and Festivities

written by Melissa Leighty | 17th March 2015

What is Holy Week? Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is a is a popular time to visit Spain, especially the south, where Holy Week is celebrated more visibly than in other areas of the country. This annual commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ is celebrated by religious brotherhoods who perform penance processions in the Spanish streets. Like Easter,...

Protect Yourself from Arctic Temperatures with Fortified Wine

written by Guest Blogger | 8th January 2015

My first experience with fortified wines consisted of a Ruby Port while looking at the Vila Nova de Gaia coastline in Porto. It was sublime! Actually, the experience was so memorable that upon my return to Madrid, I built an insatiable desire to explore fortified wines. It’s a world I new very little about, a world previously limited to Sherry, but now...
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Port Wine Tour with Ryan Opaz

Eager to taste a wide range of spectacular Port wine with a Knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood? Are you...

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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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Spanish Wines to Make Tax Season More Enjoyable

written by Gabriella Opaz | 28th April 2014

Tax season. It’s that time of the year when that all-too-familiar nausea builds in the pit of your stomach. Your hands sweat, your head pounds, your entire state of being goes into a fit of panic. The word “audit” circles through your mind, and no matter how fabulous you are at keeping records, you look back through the year...

Autumn Cuisine Calls for Sherry and Barrel-Fermented Beasts

written by John Maher | 25th September 2009

So, we arrive officially at a new season, and the usual gastronomic articles appear. In the case of autumn these tend to be about the joys of mushroom-picking in the woods and fields, or getting hold of truffles if you’re rich or have a suitably trained pig. These seasonal utterances are fine, but perhaps more read about than acted...

Get Me Something Refreshing Before I Melt into the Pavement! – Summer Wine Choices

written by Gabriella Opaz | 22nd May 2009

It’s getting hot. My winter comforter is starting to weigh heavy on my little frame, and the hot water handle in my shower is slowly heading towards more arctic temperatures. The sound of screaming and giggling children blow through our windows like a gust of innocence, while the click of glasses rain heavy on the metal bar tables below....

Sherry in London

written by Justin Roberts | 20th October 2008

On a trip to London last week, I tried to get a feel for how consumers might see sherry. Just ordinary consumers,not the sorts who buy wines from expensive West End merchants.Of course, this exercise was totally unscientific. In between errands and meetings, I dropped into as many shops as I could to get an idea of what a...
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