Spain is a country for wine lovers. When invited to lunch or dinner, Spaniards usually arrive with a bottle of wine – a safe bet for a special gift.
The calçot is a long variety of white onion traditionally grown in certain areas of Tarragona, although it is now cultivated in almost all of Catalonia. It is the most well-known dish of the city of Valls (Tarragona), and is indisputably a key component of popular Catalan gastronomy.
One of the best ways to learn anything is to experience it., and this also applies to the world of wine. Near Barcelona, dozens of vineyards open their doors for visitors to experience the harvest festival (the “vendimia“), when grapes are harvested to make wine, cava, spirits, … In Catalonia, the harvest festival takes… Read more »
The name of this tasty red wine, Amarone, comes from the word “bitter”, with which the dry red wine from the Verona area of Valpolicella, that literally means Valley of many wineries. The sweet version, called Recioto della Valpolicella, is made from the same grape varieties (Corvina, Rondinella e Molinara) harvested very ripe and left… Read more »
An Experience at Mas Blanc i Jove Winery, Lleida An excerpt from Manel Colmenero’s award winning book Rutas del Vino, Bodegas de España para visitar y recomendar. Very close to the monasteries of Poblet and Santes Creus, in the Conca de Barbera, near the olive groves of Les Garrigues in the last town of the… Read more »