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!”

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!”

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!”

Preserving opened wine bottles

Tasting wine with friends is so much fun! It is a great way to share opinions about wines, learn from each other and assure that you will end up with a long line of empty bottles. However, once in a while we also dine alone and even though a bottle would go well with the meal we might have second thoughts about opening it. Continue reading “Preserving opened wine bottles”

Weingut Keller | “Behind the scenes”

“Welcome to Keller!” – those were the warming words pronounced by Klaus Keller on a cold September morning. It was the beginning of the 2016 harvest and my first day as an apprentice at this family owned winery, located in the lovely and hard to pronounce German town of Flörsheim-Dalsheim. Continue reading “Weingut Keller | “Behind the scenes””

Welcome!

I am Gaby, a Venezuelan and a certified Sommelier from the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy CETT in Barcelona, currently living in Spain. Phew…what a confusing introduction this is.

If you are asking yourself by now: “From Venezuela? Is there any wine in Venezuela?” I will answer with the common phrase: “There is only one winery in Venezuela, but we produce excellent rum and we have the best cacao in the World!” It seems that you must come from a wine producing country if you are a wine professional. I actually find this very funny and sometimes I even ask myself: “Gaby, how did you end up here?” Continue reading “Welcome!”