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The Spanish Wine Holiday Survival Pack

Thankfully, the joyous stretch of time known as “the Holidays” come once a year and last only a few weeks. Seeing old friends and family can be really great and this makes it a favorite time of year for many; on the contrary, social expectations and family traditions can also […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to bring back wine to the USA when traveling

Your eventual return home after an awesome Iberian vacation is dawning on you. You went away and experienced different cultures, landscapes, food… Yet in a few days will be catapulted back into the same old reality that was there before you left; back to the routine of work and daily […]

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 […]

Spain’s Female Winemakers are the Stars of Today’s Spanish Wines

Apart from his famous phrase “in vino veritas” / “In wine there is truth”, Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder (23 to 79 BC) wrote in his “Natural History” that a woman’s menstruation spoiled wine, turned crops unproductive and fields barren. This phrase gave way to a misconception that was upheld […]

How to Find the Best Spanish Brandy

“Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy…There are, indeed, few who are able to drink brandy. That is a power rather to be wished for than attained.” – Samuel Jackson Sipping brandy neat—no ice, no mixer—is an acquired […]

Lesser Known Wines of Catalunya Not to MISS!

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 […]

10 Best Terraces for Summer in Barcelona

Nothing is more desirable in Barcelona than that perfectly-sun-splashed table on the tiny terrace in the charming plaça that seems perpetually occupied. It may not seem like it, but people do eventually pay their bill and leave, you just must be patient. In the summer—and most of the rest of […]