La hora del Vermut!

Are you planning to visit Spain soon? If the answer is yes, la Hora del Vermut is an event you should be writing down in your agenda. It takes place in any local bar before lunch or dinner and consists in sharing with friends a glass, or two, of the Spanish aperitif par excellence, vermut. In a few words, a good excuse to meet with friends and prepare your stomach for a great meal. Continue reading “La hora del Vermut!”

Recipe | Gazpacho & Sherry

Summer is here and when organizing my weekly menus, gazpacho is always on my list. This cold, tomato based soup is originally from Andalucía, Spain and to prepare it you only need a blender, raw vegetables, Sherry vinegar and a very good olive oil. It doesn’t require any cooking, can be held in the fridge for several days and it’s very affordable. Continue reading “Recipe | Gazpacho & Sherry”

Tea & Wine | How are they related?

If we take a look at a cup of tea and a glass of wine it’s difficult to find similarities among them. For instance, they obviously taste different, one has alcohol while the other one doesn’t and they grow under very different conditions in different parts of the world. But as you immerse yourself into the world of tea you start to realize that they are also no opposites. Both wine and tea share the sense of place as the unifying factor. Continue reading “Tea & Wine | How are they related?”

A quick introduction to Spain!

Tapas, flamenco and sangria: those are the automatic descriptors of Spain, but the beautiful Iberian Peninsula has much more to offer! After living in Barcelona for almost three years I absolutely fell in love with the vibrant and festive culture of this country, reflected not only in its people but also in its culinary tradition. Spain is filled with flavors from the ocean, mountains and the unique Mediterranean forest, la Dehesa, combined with the aromas of thyme, rosemary, olives, garlic, peppers… and, of course, wine. Continue reading “A quick introduction to Spain!”

Recipe & Pairing | Summer Salmon Burgers

I moved to Germany just at the end of summer of last year and I remember that one of the first things I did to organize myself was to make a suitcase with the “never going to use” summer clothes. I was very pessimistic about spending winter in Germany because, you see, I come from a country where winter does not exit; freezing temperatures and me don’t get along very well. Continue reading “Recipe & Pairing | Summer Salmon Burgers”

The best wine in the world!

The world of wine is surrounded by countless rules, patterns and opinions. The scores of wine critics like Robert Parker constantly create market trends and great areas like Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Napa Valley, Mosel, Barolo, Priorat and Ribera del Duero are constantly included in the lists of the best and most expensive wines. But among all the possible options, which single bottle is the best wine in the world? Continue reading “The best wine in the world!”