And here it is: news, reviews and articles about [Portuguese and Spanish wines->] found around the web this past week.

Sometimes this job makes me hungry and forces me to peruse some local recipes in Spain. Hence, make sure to check out this recipe for [Changurro and cod ratatouille with grilled king prawn and cold gazpacho ->] direct from Basque country. Interestingly, according to this article, [Albariños are still a secret varietal->] which makes me a little uncomfortable as to whether I want to actually share the information!

Make sure to check out the review of [2001 Capcanes Costers del Gravet “les Vinyasses”->]. Want to try making Beef Wellington? Why not try this recipe that employs an [accompanying sauce containing Madeira-> .

Sadly, as I have said before, this is the worst fire and drought year in Portugal; [wednesday wildfires flared again around Portugal’s third-largest city Coimbra->,1280,-5231160,00.html]. If you feel like a road trip, why not head down to the [southern part of La Rioja in Alava, which has the taste of a good wine and the colour of the medieval walls->] built into the experience. According to M&S Money’s Ice Cream index, which calculates the cost of a list of popular holiday items such as a three course meal, a glass of beer and a 10-minute taxi journey, [Spain checks in at £98.90->], -making it a great choice for a weekend getaway from the UK.

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