Posted in November 2014

“Where is Asturias” Talks Cider

“Where is Asturias” Talks Cider

Visit the cities of Oviedo and Gijón – or anywhere in Asturias really -, go out for a meal or a few tapas, and you will soon be drawn to the irresistible call of Asturian cider. An iconic beverage of this region, nearly 1.5 million bottles of PDO Sidra de Asturias certified cider were sold … Continue reading

Spanish Rosé for a Happy Thanksgiving

Spanish Rosé for a Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and if you’re anything like me you have been carefully planning your menu for weeks now. Though I tend to read a lot of magazines and articles with ideas for the Thanksgiving feast, I tend to take my inspiration more from what I see at the market and what’s fresh and delicious … Continue reading

El Meson del Vino: Spanish Wine Blog

El Meson del Vino: Spanish Wine Blog

It’s no surprise that Spanish wine is now available in nearly all corners of the world. With exports of these top-notch products on the rise, the quality and variety of Spanish wines have created ardent followers and fans of these products around the globe. One such fan is Montreal-based Canadian journalist, sommelier and wine writer … Continue reading

Film and Cook Comes to Barcelona

Film and Cook Comes to Barcelona

Film & Cook 2014, the now-annual festival that brings together two of Spain’s great loves: food and film, is heading to Barcelona this weekend, where it will be held on November 22nd and 23rd at the Aribau Club. This festival brings together chefs and other culinary stars with the best audiovisual productions on food and … Continue reading

International Forum on Wine and Food Tourism

International Forum on Wine and Food Tourism

The first International Forum on Wine and Food Tourism is kicking off tomorrow in the strikingly beautiful Andalusian town of Ronda in the Sierra de Malaga mountains. Lasting for two days (November 20-21st), this conference was created by the Ronda Wine Route, the Centro Integral del Vino, the Ronda Wine Growers Association, Ronda City Council, … Continue reading

Moscow: From Russia with Spanish Flavor

Moscow: From Russia with Spanish Flavor

Yes, the cold weather has finally arrived to Madrid, and we’ve finally got gray skies, rain and an overall touch of pre-winter gloom. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As we’ve talked mentioned before, cold weather is a great opportunity for whipping up on of the many wonderful Spanish soups and stews. You … Continue reading

The World of Spanish Chirimoyas

The World of Spanish Chirimoyas

Chirimoya, Cherimoya, Custard Apple, Ice Cream Fruit… any way you look at it, this subtropical fruit has got enough seductive and enticing names to make any other fruit downright jealous. Despite its exotic airs, this fruit plays an integral part in Spain’s role as a key producer and/or exporter of a huge range of fruits … Continue reading

Savoring Spanish Chirimoyas

Savoring Spanish Chirimoyas

Andalusian chef Dani García is not only an award winning, Michelin star chef, he is also an expert when it comes to creating Avant-garde adaptations for chirimoyas, the sub-tropical fruit that grows in abundance in his region, and which is prized for its creamy texture and special, tropical fruit flavors. Despite the fact that many … Continue reading

This Weekend is for Wine Tourism

This Weekend is for Wine Tourism

Just a reminder that this November 9th is the Día Europeo de Enoturismo, or European Day of Wine Tourism. Organized by the European Network of Wine Cities, this annual date on the agenda is packed full of events that will be taking place this weekend in wineries and wine regions throughout Spain (and simultaneously throughout … Continue reading

Wine and Olives in Extremadura!

Wine and Olives in Extremadura!

Grapes and olives, both so small and round, but yet hugely significant when it comes to comprising a large and ubiquitous part of Spanish gastronomy. So it makes sense that the Wine and Olive International Trade Fair was created fifteen years ago, in order to bring together private producers from these two sectors and national … Continue reading

The International Tapas Competition is Here!

The International Tapas Competition is Here!

Today is the day! The twelve international chefs participating in the current edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are facing off today in Valladolid at the International Tapas Competition. This competition, for which the chefs were asked to create a singular tapa using key Spanish ingredients – inspired by their time here … Continue reading