Spain | Catavino - Part 2
I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
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Tag Archives: Spain

Top Ten Authentic Dishes to Enjoy in Cadaqués

Cadaqués is a beautiful white and blue fishing town two and a half hours north of Barcelona, and is considered by many to be the “Pearl of the Costa Brava.” The history of Cadaqués is tied into a long tradition of fishing, agriculture, and viticulture, so make the most of […]

Friday Feature Photo: Vineyards of the Priorat

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: September 5, 2010 Location: Priorat, Spain About: Just south of Barcelona lies the lush and contrasting vineyards of the Priorat. Around the middle of September in Bellmunt and El Lloar the harvest typically kicks off, and continues through the end of October or the beginning of November in Porrera […]

Important Tips for Avoiding Petty Theft in Spain and Portugal

It’ a gorgeous summer day in Barcelona, as I saunter mindlessly into the pharmacy with my aged Peruvian wallet in hand. Requesting 500mg of Ibuprofen, the pharmacist pushes her long chestnut hair behind her ears, gently wraps the box in a thick brown paper and tallies up my bill. “That’s two euros […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Madrid is the Best Place to be Single 

Being single can be a blessing, or a curse, depending on what you’re looking for. Over the years, I’ve found it mostly liberating and occasionally frustrating, like the day you’re nixed from the Valentine’s couples-only discount at the Collisseum, because you’re a lonely party of one. Suddenly you envision an enormous arrow […]

Zurracapote Riojano: Wine Cocktails beyond Sangria

Red wine rarely comes to mind when summer temperatures reach scorching heights; yet Iberians across the Peninsula have always devised ingenious ways to add it to every drink! Let’s take Spain as an example… Anyone who’s visited Spain – and wanted to go deeper into the culture than the superficial “Sangria, Playa and Paella” experience – […]

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 […]

Top 10 Surf Schools in Spain and Portugal

Beyond the festivals, concerts and cultural activities in Portugal, lies a community of people who exist to ride the waves. This isn’t just a hobby for them, it’s a way of life! What makes Iberia unique is that each and every beach hosts its own culture, a place where the wave […]

Friday Feature Photo: Smooth Sailing in Palma de Mallorca

Photographer: Philipp Buhl Capture Date: March 18, 2014 Location: Chaves, Portugal About: The sheltered bays, dramatic coastlines of the West, and the tranquil calas and coves of the East make Mallorca a gorgeous place to spend time on a boat in the Mediterranean. During the summer months, beginners can not only take advantage of the […]

Madrid: Which Wineries You Can Visit By Train?

Madrid is not only an incredible city for gastronomy, architecture and music, it’s also a brilliant base for day trips to vineyards! Hard to imagine, right?! But what most people don’t know is that Madrid is just a few hours from stunning country! Simply by jumping on the train or city […]