Tagged with Spanish wine

Let the harvest festival begin!

Let the harvest festival begin!

The wine grape harvest has gotten underway in some regions of Spain, and it stands poised to begin in others.   Apart from the obvious importance of this time of year to the incredible and varied wines made throughout this country, the harvest, or vendimia, is also really important for another reason: harvest festivals! Yes, it … Continue reading

Winning Tapas at the Summer Olympics

Winning Tapas at the Summer Olympics

With the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro now in full swing, we would be remiss if we didn’t point out the fact that athletes from all over the world are not the only ones to be enjoying success and prestige during these Olympic games. No indeed! By all accounts, Spanish tapas are also getting their … Continue reading

Mapping Spanish Gastronomy

Mapping Spanish Gastronomy

As we all know, Spain is a wealth of top-quality gastronomic products, with many of these superb articles hailing from particular regions, proudly bearing the standards of these areas’ soils, ecosystems, climate, traditions, culture, history and more. Of these products, which cover a huge range of agri-food items and others, perhaps none are so well-known … Continue reading

Delectable Spanish rice recipes!

Delectable Spanish rice recipes!

While we’re on the topic of delicious Spanish rice, I figured why not start the weekend off right with a couple of mouthwatering rice recipes from Foods and Wines from Spain. The first of these three recipes, Stuffed eggplant with prawns and bomba rice, pays homage to the type of rice mentioned in Wednesday’s post … Continue reading

DO Alicante’s Sweet Moment

DO Alicante’s Sweet Moment

With a winemaking history that dates back more than 3,000 years, the wines of the Mediterranean region of Alicante have held fast to age-old winemaking wisdom, grape varieties and tradition, in every sense of the word. At the same time, DO Alicante wines are powering through the present and into the future with the other eye on … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Favorites

Mother’s Day Favorites

Mother’s Day was yesterday, May 1st, in Spain, as well as in Portugal and Hungary, and a handful of other countries in Africa and Europe. But the, ehem, mother lode of Mother’s Day celebrations around the world is next Sunday, May 8th. Of course every country and family has its own traditions, but gift ideas … 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

Tapas, A Bite of Spain!

Tapas, A Bite of Spain!

So, here is how my brain works: the autumn rains have finally arrived in usually sunny Madrid, and as I look out my window at the gray October sky, I can’t help thinking about how it usually rains at least a little bit every time I go to San Sebastian for annual international culinary conference … Continue reading

Mapping Spanish Wine!

Mapping Spanish Wine!

Spanish wine. Two little words that are infused with countless layers of meaning. With so much variety in terms of wine styles, types of grapes, climates, wine regions, terroir, etc. it’s sometimes difficult to believe that Spanish wine is so consistently wonderful and high-quality across the board; and when I say across the board, I … Continue reading

FENAVIN 2015

FENAVIN 2015

This year’s edition of wine fair FENAVIN is on right now in Ciudad Real (Castile-La Mancha). It will last through tomorrow, May 15th. This objective of this trade fair is to provide a platform for wine buyers from all over the world to meet directly with wineries from all of the Spanish wine producing regions. … Continue reading

Celebrating Mother’s Day around the world

Celebrating Mother’s Day around the world

May is the month when many countries celebrate and pay homage to that indispensable and much beloved figure: moms! Mother’s Day in Spain is this Sunday, May 3rd, which is the same day that it’s celebrated in countries like Portugal, Hungary and Lithuania. In other countries, including Canada, Belgium, Italy, Denmark and the United States, … Continue reading

Reading a Spanish Wine Label

Reading a Spanish Wine Label

Spanish wine is extremely popular all over the world and its success in the export market continues to grow. However, with so many quality designations, wine producing regions, varieties of grapes and length and types of wine aging in this country, it wouldn’t be surprising if (both Spaniards and foreigners) sometimes get caught up on … Continue reading

The Allure of Verdejo

The Allure of Verdejo

Verdejo. Let me just say it again. Verdejo. This word is music to the ears of any wine lover who has had the chance to try this noble Spanish white grape variety, which has been cultivated on the Iberian peninsula for nearly a thousand years where it has been used to make some of Spain’s … Continue reading

Spanish Researchers Touts Health Benefits of Wine

Spanish Researchers Touts Health Benefits of Wine

I have no doubt that drinking any of the many incredible Spanish wines on the market is a habit that brings with it innumerable benefits, ranging from cultural and social behaviors, to sensory pleasures and the enhancing or complementing of the characteristics found in certain foods. Now, a group of Spanish researchers from the Universidad … Continue reading

The Perfect Pairing

The Perfect Pairing

What goes wonderfully with fabulous Spanish wine? Now don’t say, “more wine”, because, while that may be true, the perfect answer is obviously food! In fact, phrases like “wine and cheese” have become so ingrained into our lexicon that at times it seems virtually impossible to think of one without the other – but really, … Continue reading