NOT ONLY a GASTRONOMIC BLOG BY ELENA FERNÁNDEZ AND DIEGO ARÉVALO

Fenavin 10 X 10: a list of interesting and affordable Spanish wines

I had the opportunity to visit a few weeks ago the most important Spanish wine fair in the country (Fenavin) and one of the most relevants in Europe. I set myself the challenge of choosing the ten more interesting wines for 10 euros or less that I tasted. Or almost,...

Almudena de Llaguno: a pioneer journey

We look at the moment that Spanish wineries are living in the US through the eyes of a true pioneer: Almudena de Llaguno. Almudena founded in 1985 with Steve Metzler Classical Wines from Spain, the first Spanish wine importing company in the country. Since then they...

Water: the underground treasure of Madrid

Madrid has a cathedral underground. And I would even say that it is more beautiful than our official one the Almudena cathedral. This is depot number 2 of the main water channel of Madrid, which is hidden underground. Unlike other European cities, Madrid does not have...

CASA DANI: DANI GARCIA’S NEW RESTAURANT IN NYC HAS BORN WITH A STAR

Two Michelin, specifically. They don't belong to him but to Smoked Room. His older cousin in Madrid has just made history by achieving this recognition with just under six months of life. What he started with “what could we do with this little corner that we have left...

My favorite Spanish wines 90+ in Guia Peñin

In recent weeks I´ve had the opportunity to participate in two of the most important wine events organized by Guia Peñin: the Hall of the Best Wines of Spain, in which 400 wineries presented more than 2,000 references that have obtained a score greater than 90 points...

Barrera Restaurant: you are not their client, you are their guest

My partner for lunch had left me hanging at the last minute due to an unforeseen event, but even so, I decided to keep my reservation at Barrera restaurant because it seemed like a bad touch to cancel last minute at a small family restaurant. I saw that I was also...

Organic kefir, 3,000 goats, and letur´s dream

To get to the little town of Letur in the southeast of Spain you must travel more than an hour from Albacete, the closest big city along a winding road parallel to the Segura River, which was strangely familiar to me despite being the first time I visited. Arriving in...

Duero wines: emergence, tradition, and diversity

I came to find Duero Wine Fest, the festival of celebration of wines made by the Duero River in the NW of Spain in a bizarre way: after reading negative comments on social networks about the low presence of women in the program. I who never went on quotas commented...
Los 10 X 10 (o casi) de Fenavin  Copia

Los 10 X 10 (o casi) de Fenavin Copia

Con ocasión de Fenavin en Ciudad Real, la feria más importante de vinos españoles del país y una de las más relevantes de Europa, me he propuesto el reto de elegir 10 vinos muy interesantes por 10 euros o menos que pude probar. O casi, porque tres de los elegidos...

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Saddle restaurant: from a splendid past to a promising future

Saddle restaurant: from a splendid past to a promising future

Saddle restaurant, opened in October 2019, is heir to the legendary Jockey restaurant, the first luxury restaurant in Madrid founded in 1945 by Arsenio Martínez Campos y de la Viesca, a Spanish high society politician, as related by his great-granddaughter Veronica:...

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On a road trip through the Spanish ecological map

On a road trip through the Spanish ecological map

There was an uncontained joy in the environment and very special energy. It was the first time in a long time that exhibitors participating in Organic Food Iberia left their virtual bubble to participate in a brick-and-mortar fair. Those fairs in which samples of wine...

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Rice from Aragon, a high-altitude product

Rice from Aragon, a high-altitude product

Not many know that Aragon, the Northeast under the radar Spanish region, has been producing rice since the 19th century. Although, indeed, its cultivation is quite a testimonial. Around 4,500 hectares compared to other communities such as Delta del Ebro, Valencia,...

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Get this special wine … before it flies

Get this special wine … before it flies

In Aragon, a well-known region in the NE of Spain, it’s uncommon to find a winery with two wins and the name of a saint as its logo. Legend says that Saint Frontonio was beheaded on the banks of the Ebro river, but his head sailed upriver instead of downstream. This...

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