La hora del Vermut!

Are you planning to visit Spain after the Covid-19 crisis is over? 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!”

Can Ràfols dels Caus

Penedès is located thirty minutes south of Barcelona and is home of some of the finest wines from Catalonia. This region is facing the Mediterranean Sea and is divided in three big areas: High Penedès (near the inland mountain range), Penedès Marítim (along the Mediterranean Sea) and Central Penedès (the plain between these areas). Continue reading

Viña Tondonia Rosé 2008

I do not know about you, dear reader, but to me it is very crazy that, although living in Spain, I’ve been able to try some of the most rare and fantastic Spanish wines in Germany. A couple of years ago a 1960 Ygay, a 1973 and 1981 Viña Tondonia blew my mind. On a resent trip to Rheinhessen a very generous friend shared a couple of bottles of 2008 Viña Tondonia Rosé, a very rare and hard to find wine from Rioja. Continue reading “Viña Tondonia Rosé 2008”