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5 Fantastic Hikes in Catalunya for Food Lovers

written by Sam Zucker | 2nd November 2015

Beyond the urban hive of Barcelona, the natural wonders of Catalunya await. Mountains, vineyards, forests, and coastlines; the region has it all! Hiking is a popular pastime here and should be at the top of the list for any visitor with a passion for both recreation and authentic cuisine, as the best hiking destinations traverse towns and villages of...

Lesser Known Wines of Catalunya Not to MISS!

written by Guest Blogger | 13th May 2015

That very first glass of Spanish wine – the wine that opened pandora’s box – consisted of a deep red from Rioja. Surrounded by expats, while lounging on a terrace in Madrid, the conversation turned from jovial bantering to obstinance. Don’t you know that Spain only had one decent wine region? That only Rioja is “the wine capital” of Spain? No…I didn’t know...
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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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Barcelona by the Glass: Visit the city’s five most interesting wine bars

written by Sam Zucker | 13th May 2014

It’s funny, Spain has the largest square acreage of grape vines planted of any country in the world but consumes, on average, more beer than wine each year, per capita. There are thousands of bars in Barcelona, and though wine is an integral part of Iberian culture—cultivation of grapes and vinification date back to before the Roman conquest of...

Malvasia de Sitges: A grape born from mercenaries and knights

written by Sam Zucker | 6th November 2013

Hundreds of years before Catalunya became part of Spain, the land was under the control of the Crown of Aragon; a kingdom that stretched from the Iberian peninsula through southern France, modern-day Italy, and as even as far as Greece. Without a standing army, conquests and vengeance were exacted in the name of The Crown (our whoever had the gold)...

El Pecat: A Sinfully Good Restaurant in Barcelona

written by Sam Zucker | 19th September 2013

The slogan of new Barcelona restaurant El Pecat is ‘Art and Cuisine’; an honest motto that is upheld by reserved yet delicious food. El Pecat is sinfully good (hence the name; ‘The Sin’ in Catalan), with a passionate team of dynamic partners and a young chef who is poised to become the next big name. Having risen up through...

Spain is Not a Wine Loving Country, It’s a Wine Consuming Country

written by Ryan Opaz | 19th November 2010

When I first came to Spain, I was excited to be living in a country where wine flowed like blood through a vast cultural landscape. I also assumed that Spaniards, with wine embedded in their DNA, would be vinous explorers seeking out their next prized bottle. Boy, was I wrong. Wine producing countries like “Spain” consider wine a beverage....
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