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Tag Archives: Catalonia

Sumoll

How often do you go googling for something rare and unheard of only to find several references with the exact same description cut and pasted from one site to the other? In the end, you have no clue as to who first posted on the subject as opposed to who conveniently stole content from the original article. Thus was my problem when researching a new grape I stumbled across, Sumoll. It had been recommended to me by a wine shop here in Barcelona called Vila Viniteca.

N.V. Po-Canals Catalunya Can Palet

N.V. Po-Canals Catalunya Can Palet – Spain, Catalunya (9/1/2006)Light yellow gold. Bright and alive wuth a sweetart nose, pineapple and white flowers. Pure and delicate yet overall quite aggressive nose. Medium weight with a nice soft creaminess. Pineapple with a light bitter lemon peal on the finish, and creamy citrus […]

Restaurante Somorrostro

Restaurante SomoRЯostro sits on its own block in the Barceloneta, a Barcelona neighborhood that stretches like a finger between the port and the sea, long inhabited by fishermen and their bars. Named for a colony of Southerners who migrated here in the 1950′s to work in the gas factory, Restaurante SomoRЯostro is its own ethnic haven of both international and local flavors and gastronomic heterogeneity expressed through the skilled hands of three young chefs hailing from Finland, Mexico and Barcelona, and accented by the excellent service provided by our Ecuadorian waiter and the manager, Guillermo, who is from Murcia.

Regional Profile – D.O. Cava

The other night, I was helping a friend out at her restaurant where they were hosting a large office party. To start off, the evening, everyone had a choice of either a Cosmopolitan or a glass of Cava. For the first half hour, people milled about drinking their beverage of […]