One of the most unexpected thrills of Vejer de la Frontera for a first time visitor is the huge number of eateries hidden away in the beautiful Pueblo Blanco. A further surprise is the impossibility of eating badly in this gastronomic paradise. Vejer doesn’t rely just on summer tourists – […]
To find Bar Cañete, head down a bleak street branching off the Ramblas of Barcelona into the heart of the lower Raval. Among Russian import markets, used cell phone stores and corner groceries, Bar Cañete and Cañete Mantel (the fine dining side of the same kitchen) stand strong as bright […]
Editor’s Note: The article below is based on an experience had by the author. As the Almadraba is a traditional practice by the Andalucians, we felt that it was very poignant article to place on Catavino. However, we want to be very clear that we understand the controversial nature of the […]
Editor’s Note: We’ve known Shawn for many years, one of the few bespoke tour operators who dove into social media headfirst. Having watched her fabulous efforts from afar, consistently hearing a stream of positive comments about her work – we finally decided to join forces and actively promote her through […]
I wish I was a winemaker, it seems such a wonderfully exciting, creative and honest thing to be. The skill and dedication required to make great wine beggars belief – the life consists of seriously hard work, but to the observer it seems attractive – idyllic even. Whenever I hear […]
When I speak of Andalucia, Spain, what does your imagination conjure up? For me, my mind immediately pictures searing dry heat that can only be escaped under the vast awnings of family run bars; fried fish and olives served with a tall cool glass of fino sherry; tattered papers clumsily […]
One of the oldest and most prestigious sherry producers in Spain, was founded by an Englishman, Thomas Osborne Mann. Bodegas Osborne is located in El Puerto de Santa María, in the province of Cádiz, in the heart of the wine growing region known as the “Sherry Triangle”, formed by the towns of Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. A particular subzone of this famed area is known as “Jerez Superior,” so named for the esteemed “albarizas” found there, the white chalky soil ideal for growing sherry vines.
Last weekend, we had the opportunity to take a two hour bus ride down to Malpica, located southeast of Madrid near the Tajo river. The fabulous occasion was an invitation to the Osborne Malpica Property – home of the infamous Osborne Solaz- to see an art opening, and by all […]