Posted in March 2016

Cheers! with Juvé&Camps

Cheers! with Juvé&Camps

Every year when the winter holiday season rolls around, I find myself eagerly looking forward to the prospect of consuming large amounts of Spanish Cava. Delighted with, frankly, everything about this Spanish bubbly, I invariably ask myself why I don’t make a point of consuming copious amounts of this quality sparkling wine year-round. Well, this … Continue reading

Bodegas Sabinares

Bodegas Sabinares

When I read the article Bodegas Sabinares: Four Wise Friends by Almudena Martín on Foods and Wines from Spain, I immediately looked online to see how I could get my hands on their wines. I mean, who can resist a winery success story like this one? For starters, I was entranced by the promise of a … Continue reading

Haute Torrijas

Haute Torrijas

Another year, another Semana Santa, or Holy Week, here in Spain. And of course, another chance for us to revisit one of our favorite Spanish sweets: torrijas! We never get tired of talking about these traditional Easter treats, which are essentially made of sliced bread soaked in milk, wine, honey and spices and then dipped … Continue reading

Toledo, the everything getaway!

Toledo, the everything getaway!

It sometimes seems like you have to go far away to feel like you’re on vacation, but there’s no reason why this should be true. Sometimes, incredible treasures are just around the corner, which is the case with Madrid’s lovely neighbor to the south, Toledo (Castile-La Mancha). Monumental, historic, stunningly picturesque and wonderfully stocked with … Continue reading

Bacchus and “Gastro Bacchus”

Bacchus and “Gastro Bacchus”

The 2016 edition of the Concurso Internacional de Vinos Bacchus (Bacchus International Wine Competition) gets underway today in the Spanish capital. The competition, which will go all weekend until March 21st, is significant in that it brings together a star panel of more than 100 international wine experts – including ten Masters of Wine – … Continue reading

A Day at elBulli

A Day at elBulli

I just spent last night watching a German documentary about the creative processes at elBulli, Ferrán Adrià’s legendary Spanish restaurant, which truly changed the face of world cuisine. It was the third or fourth of such documentaries that I’ve seen only recently about this former restaurant, which, although it closed in 2011, is still fresh … Continue reading

The Spanish Pantry: Berries

The Spanish Pantry: Berries

While we’re on a strawberry kick this month, why not take a moment to have a look at this video featuring Spanish berries on the Foods From Spain YouTube Channel. Part of the recently debuted The Spanish Pantry series, this less-than-two-minute video gives viewers a first hand look at the booming Spanish berry industry, following … Continue reading

Valladolid, Tapas Capital!

Valladolid, Tapas Capital!

Every November on Foods and Wines from Spain talk turns to the International Tapas Competition in Valladolid, an event at which the current participants in the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy compete for the title of “Best Tapa”. This international event is followed by the annual National Pinchos and Tapas Competition, a two-day fete … Continue reading

Excellent Spanish Brandy

Excellent Spanish Brandy

We talk a lot about Spanish wine and Sherry on this site, but what about Spanish brandy? Recognized for its excellence around the world, Spanish brandy is both an enduring tradition and a huge business that is synonymous with quality and excellence. Great Spanish brandy can be made all over the country, just look at … Continue reading

The Best Resource for Doing Business

The Best Resource for Doing Business

It’s no secret that Foods and Wines from Spain is an incredible resource for all things related to Spanish gastronomy, including product information, recipes, guides to restaurants and gourmet stores selling Spanish goods around the world, links to fantastic videos about Spanish gastronomy on the site’s YouTube channel, information about wines, regions, food history, features, … Continue reading

Touring the flavors of La Mancha

Touring the flavors of La Mancha

I just booked a spring holiday in the central Spanish Autonomous Community of Castile-La Mancha, a region that, if for no other reason, is beloved around the world for being the home of fictional Spanish gentleman Don Quixote.   However, beyond Cervantes, Castile-La Mancha has so very much to offer visitors, by way of historic … Continue reading

Strawberries for spring!

Strawberries for spring!

Well, the weather has suddenly turned beautiful. The almond and cherry trees are blooming, the sun is shining, and today I took a walk in my shirt sleeves – face turned up towards the sun. It’s winter going on spring, and spring going on summer, and nothing seems like a more fitting way to celebrate … Continue reading