Call me a wine snob, but mostly my heart sinks when an estate lists “wine tourism” as part of their offer. I have visions of chugging around the vineyards in a toy train, headphones clapped tightly to my ears while I fiddle frantically with the audioguide in search of the right language and listen with… Continue reading Picnic at Terra Remota
A visit to Alta Alella, a winery just 20 minutes from downtown Barcelona
Still thinking of cava as a cheap alternative to Champagne? Think again…(with news of Spain’s newly published list of topnotch Cavas de Paraje Calificado)
Prepare for a midwinter, mega-onion feast: ’tis the season for calçots (pronounced calsots) in Catalunya
Why I prefer a good B&B to a modest hotel and some favourites in France, Spain and Switzerland
If you’re anywhere near Sant Martí d’Empuries on the Costa Brava this weekend, be sure to look in on the Arrels del Ví wine fair – a great chance to meet some of Empordà’s top wine makers and taste their wines
Stand on the small town beach in L’Escala on the Costa Brava at dawn, close your eyes and try to visualise the scene a century ago. A procession of white-painted, wooden-hulled anchovy boats makes its way round the point, their triangular lateen sails gracefully inclined as they tack towards the beach. A team of strong… Continue reading Do Anchovies Grow Up To Be Sardines?