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Portugal: The Douro Wine Country

The Douro wine region is located around the area called “Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro” in the northwest of the country. A mountainous region with one of the hardest climates of the Iberian Peninsula, cold in winter and very warm in the heart of summer. This region has also been for many centuries one of the […]

The Origin of Sefarad

Did you know that the name of Spain in Hebrew is Sefarad? Sefarad (ספרד in Hebrew) refers to a biblical term that the Jewish culture has identified with the Iberian Peninsula. Today, this word, Sefarad, also relates to millions of Jews, Sephardics, descendants of those expelled in 1492 which can opt for Spanish nationality. However, […]

Ribera del Duero PDO

The denomination of Origin Rioja has been for many years the symbol of Spanish red wines abroad. Today this situation is still in force in some countries with an extensive wine culture, as is the case with France. Interestingly, this dominant position has no direct relation to the history and age of the vineyards. Spain […]

Southern Spain Spring festivals insights

One of the most fundamental features of Andalusian culture, when it comes to establishing its festive rites, is its respect for the cycles of nature. It is a culture with strong pantheistic (or rather “panenteístic”) tendencies which tend to see the cosmos as the Supreme creator through which in turn finds its reflection in the […]

Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine – Best Hotel in Spain

Placed in a haven of tranquility Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine stands out surrounded by 700 hectares of vineyards on the banks of the Duero. This accommodation may not fit into the traditional hotel definition, but we assure you that it is the perfect destination if you are thinking about disconnecting from the world. Let us show […]

V.O.R.S. Sherry: On the edge of greatness

The fortified wines from Jerez de la Frontera, known in English under the denomination of Sherry, have a great history indeed. First of all, it is essential to understand what are the main characteristics of this delicious distilled drink. Fortified wines are the ones to which a certain amount of alcohol has been added to […]