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Vuelta de España: Through the Lens of Food and Wine

With helmets secured and gears oiled, 198 bicycle riders will push off from Sevilla on Saturday, August 28th, on a 3,352.6km journey that will last 21 days, ending in Madrid. This race, by our calculations, will take them through approximately 15 wine appellations in Spain, while passing by another 5-10 along the way. For the past 3 years, we’ve wanted to follow them on their journey, documenting their unintended gastronomic route; and this year, we’ve decided it’s now or never! That’s right, over the next 21 days, we’ll take you on a journey alongside the hardworking bicyclists, as to the foods and wines they should be enjoying in route. In 8 posts, we’ll cover: the terrain, gastronomy, wines, and of […]

Barcelona: Which Wineries You Can Visit By Train

Quite often, we receive requests from people visiting Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon or Oporto, as to which wineries they can visit by train, taxi or foot. Our responses have commonly been, “Good question! And to be quite honest, I don’t know!” Well, maybe Oporto is the exception, as you have a plethora you can get to, but the rest are rather iffy at best. As mentioned in several articles on Catavino, enotourism in Iberia is rather primitive at best. Very few wineries even allow visits, less have someone speaking anything other than their regional language, and just a handful will actually go out of their way to make your transportation to their winery convenient and easy. That said, we decided to […]

Restaurante Gaig in Barcelona

Birthdays come with expectations. Maybe a party, maybe a gift, maybe just a day to one’s self. For me, it’s always a meal. Every year, I either take the day to cook for myself, or if I’m lucky, I find myself with my lovely wife, or good friends, at a restaurant. This year, thanks to a healthy bank account, and generous gift from my sister, we found ourselves heading to Gaig, a restaurant with quite the reputation. According to Best Spanish Restaurants: Gaig, based in the ultra modern Barcelona design hotel, Hotel Cram, is a Michelin star winning restaurant serving the best in modern Catalan cuisine…. The Gaig family has been in this business for years and owner Carles Gaig […]