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Perfect Summer Combination: Manzanilla and Gazpacho!

Officially, we are melting into the Catalunyan soil. Temperatures have risen up to 94 degrees F, which may not be that hot many of you suffering in 100+ degree temperatures, but after 2 months of rain and chilly temperatures, this seems like a sauna to us poor folk. Yet, despite […]

La Rioja’s Traditional Liqueur: Patxaran

If it wasn’t for the title of this post, I trust that you’d most likely look at the word “patxaran” and wonder if it wasn’t the name of a pharmaceutical drug or a race of aliens on Star Trek. Sounding the letters out one by one, you suddenly find your […]

Winter Announces the Traditional Calçot and Cava Festival

Live in Cataluña for any length of time, and inevitably, you’ll experience a Calçotada. What’s a Calçotada? Well, I can tell you that it’s not a Catalan dance, a side-splitting headache, or a type of monster that hides under the bed and eats small children. Nope. It’s an enormous sweet […]

Taberneros – Taste and Fusion, Spanish Style

Tucked away in the quiet maze of historical streets between the Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace in Madrid is a fun inventive restaurant that I love to visit for special occasions and entertaining visiting friends. With climatized glass wine case and warm brick walls Taberneros is a harmonious mix […]

Vermouth – Straight up!

When I worked in my liquor store back in the States, I became enamored with old, long lost cocktails that once held a place in the better bars around the world. I studied the Martini, originally 4 parts red vermouth to 1 part gin. I fell in love with the […]