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A Foodie’s Guide to Learning Spanish in Spain

Spanish may not be the language of love, but investing the time to pick it up is certainly a labor of love. It is a commitment to learning both the language and the culture where it’s spoken, and while it’s not always easy, it’s nevertheless one of the most rewarding […]

Spanish Wines & Spirits to Keep your Holidays Merry!

As winter approaches, Spain prepares itself for the Holidays; for family, food and fun. This effervescent culture doesn’t come to a screeching halt just because the temperature drops! Winter is the season of Sherry, bold reds and Cava; of family gatherings, big parties, clinking glasses and glamourous evenings… But what […]

Under the Spanish Sun: Top Winter Getaways in Spain

Snowflakes pedal themselves softly to the ground while a warm Spanish sun shines overhead. This is an image not often associated with winter in Spain, and yet many visitors to the country during the winter months are surprised to snow crunching underfoot in many regions, let alone an impressive ski […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Fairytale Forests of the Canary Islands, Spain

Photographer: Marcos Bolaños Capture Date: January 2014 Location: Canary Islands About: Despite its small size, the Canary Island Volcanic Archipelago is one of the most beautifully diverse places on earth supporting rare endemic species of animals and plants sequestered in the thick laurisilva forests. Hence, the islands aren’t just for sandy beaches and subtle white […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Majestic Dolphins of Spain

Photographer: Wolfgang Staudt Capture Date: February 24, 2012 Location: Valle Gran Rey, Canary Islands, Spain About: Marine life of the Canary Islands include the Short-Finned Pilot Whale, as well as the Common and Bottlenose dolphins. Vagrant Hooded Seals also appear every now and again. However, it’s the Alboran Sea – the transition zone […]

Best Wines To Bring On A Spanish Sailing Holiday

Spanish wines are some of the rewarding in the world, whilst Spanish waters offers some of the best sailing in the Mediterranean. How about we combine the two? Our friends at Get Sailing recently asked Catavino to recommend a choice wine for three of their favourite destinations in Spain… Menorca […]

Rick Fisher: New American Based Writer for Catavino

The passions of Spain’s past, present, and future run through my veins as sure as great juice flows daily from wine casks around the country. My grandfather was born in Sarrià, a small barrio in the northwestern part of Barcelona, in December 1909 during a time when street violence and […]