Last week I was invited to the Fam Trip “Siente Lebrija. Descubrir un Destino” (Feel Lebrija. Discovering a destination). The city hall is making every effort to promote this small town, completely off the beaten path, as a tourist destination because Lebrija has many charms to offer to visitors, specially its gastronomy. Let’s start with the two elements mentioned in the title of this post. … Continue reading Lebrija, more than bread and wine
These days we are celebrating the Seville April Fair or Feria de Sevilla, which is one of the most important celebrations in the city. A big area in the neighborhood of Los Remedios is covered by hundreds of casetas, temporal decorated tents, where people dance sevillanas, drink wine and have fun with family and friends. Most of the women wear their flamenco dress and flowers … Continue reading Say yes to the flamenca dress!
When talking about Montilla-Moriles wines from the province of Cordoba, people usually compare them with sherry wines, because they have some things in common, but I think it is a mistake. I am not a wine expert or sommelier, I am just talking from the point of view of a simple wine drinker. The Sherry D.O. is more popular than Montilla-Moriles D.O. and much more … Continue reading Montilla-Moriles wines are unique wines
The history behind this wine is the story of Fiedrich Schatz on his arrival to Ronda. After a stay in France and Italy studying the wines of those areas, he was on his way to Morocco but a miraculous thing happened in Ronda. He knew that Finca Sanguijuela had been put on sale by a bank, which means that even the bank didn’t want to … Continue reading Wine&History: Acinipo and Bodega Schatz, Ronda
Frasier (1993-2004) is a sitcom from the US that was popular also here, a spin-off from the famous series Cheers (1982-1993) based on the character Frasier Crane. Both of them were broadcast on some Spanish TV channels almost at the same time as in the US. I am too young to remember Cheers in detail but at least I enjoyed Frasier because my husband is … Continue reading What sherry does Frasier drink?
Garum wine comes from Bodegas Luis Perez located in Jerez de la Frontera, in the Sherry area. The first time I tried it was in Artefacto Bar in the Alameda promenade of Seville, where they have a high variety of different wines and craft beers and they also serve tapas. This bar caught my attention because they have more than ribera and rioja red wines. … Continue reading Wine&History: Garum
A cream wine is normally the mix of pedro ximenez and oloroso wines. I always said this mixes are a blaspheme, but recently I started to adore them. Canasta and Solera 1847 are some of the most famous creams wines, readily available the bars. But the last time I was in Los Claveles, a bar in Seville that can be considered my second home, the … Continue reading Wine&Culture: Candela
Sherry wines taste better where they are produced, so a good option is to explore the different towns in the Sherry triangle and for each wine we can also try a good tapa. Continue reading A Small Guide to Sherry Wine Triangle
Sierra Norte Natural Park is part of Sierra Morena Biosphere Reserve, where the well-known Galician band of castles was built. The landscape of oaks in Sierra Morena is called dehesa, and it has very high social importance in the Iberian peninsula. In this area I have visited Constantina, Alanís, Cazalla and San Nicolas. Continue reading Sierra Norte Natural Park (Seville)
Sometimes I work as a escort guide for day trips. It is always a pleasure to go with different groups to different towns because for me this is the perfect way to disconnect a little bit from the daily work as a tour guide in Seville and also to discover new places. Some weeks ago the travel agencies Spain Top and Really Discover organized a … Continue reading Day trips to Sanlucar and Arcos #WineTour