Posted in December 2014

Spanish Cava Makers, Bubbling with Tradition

Spanish Cava Makers, Bubbling with Tradition

With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to start thinking about stocking up on Spanish Cava. Of course there are many brands and types of Cava to choose from, ranging from those made by small winemakers to internationally operating large-scale wineries. Don’t know where to start? The following three Spanish wineries will most certainly … Continue reading

Say Happy Holidays with Cava!

Say Happy Holidays with Cava!

We talk a lot about Spanish Cava on this site and on Foods and Wines from Spain. And why not? This fine sparkling wine is unrivaled in many circles and enjoys acclaim both on a national and international scale. And with reason. Cava is as top quality as it is varied in terms of styles … Continue reading

Cava and Food, a Perfect Match!

Cava and Food, a Perfect Match!

Everyone knows that with so many different styles of Cava to choose from, this Spanish sparkling wine is perfect for drinking on its own, as an aperitivo (before a meal), an after dinner treat, or whenever the mood strikes or there’s something to celebrate. But Cava is also a fantastic match for a wide variety … Continue reading

Preserving Historic Madrid through Gastronomy

Preserving Historic Madrid through Gastronomy

Anyone who has ever taken a stroll through the central Madrid neighborhood of Malasaña has seen the beautiful Spanish tiles decorating the exterior of the nineteenth-century “Juanse” Pharmacy. Today, this historic pharmacy has a new set of wares, equally designed to bring people health and well-being, but this time through quality gastronomic goods instead of … Continue reading

A Holiday Weekend in La Palma

A Holiday Weekend in La Palma

Today marks the start of a long weekend in Spain, given that both Saturday and Monday are national holidays (Spanish Constitution Day and the Inmaculada Concepción Saint’s Day, respectively). And while it’s nice to enjoy the crisp winter air while starting on your holiday shopping, it’s also just as nice (if not nicer) to hightail … Continue reading

Auditing Creativity at elBulli

Auditing Creativity at elBulli

If you’re in Madrid or coming to the Spanish capital for a visit or to do some Christmas shopping this holiday season, be sure to make time to stop by Fundación Telefónica to check out this fantastic exposition entitled elBulli. Auditing the Creative Process, about creativity at this famed restaurant, indisputably the best of the … Continue reading

Discovering Monastrell

Discovering Monastrell

Ahhh Monastrell. Known in other parts of the world by the names Mourvèdre and Mataró (after the coastal town in Catalonia from which it was shipped to other parts of the world), Monastrell is one of my favorite Spanish grapes – one of many. This red grape is synonymous with wine making traditions and gastronomic … Continue reading