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Sherry Week is on now: 6-12 November!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

[caption id="attachment_18176" align="aligncenter" width="578"] This is the fourth annual Sherry Week, taking place in 26 countries.[/caption] Anyone who enjoys drinking Sherry, the versatile fortified wine from the town of Jerez de la Frontera (Moorish name: Xerez, pronounced Sheresh), will be delighted to hear that this week is Sherry Week! The annual worldwide ...

Most unsual Andalucian festivals in September

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Guest post: Andrés Lopez Sheridan Andalucía is well known for its authentic and traditional parties and celebrations. If you thought everything was over after the high summer season season, think again - Welcome to September! Cascamorras Festival I have just discovered one of the coolest celebrations that takes place in Andalucía, yet it’s ...

12 places to visit in Andalucia in 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Andalucia is full of cultural and gastronomic treasures, from Moorish castles to the best prawns in Spain. Some of these are, at long last, starting to receiving wider recognition, with international attention being focussed on our diverse landscapes, extraordinary monuments and unique culinary history. Across the region's eight provinces, each with its ...

Finos Palmas and poetry in a Sevillano palace

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

  FINOS PALMAS 2016 – the finest sherry in a rarefied Sevillano setting   Pedro Rebuelta of the Gonzalez Byass family, Cayetano Martinez de Irujo, the Casa de Alba, Antonio Flores, Chief Winemaker at Gonzalez Byass   The launch of this year’s Coleccion Finos Palmas, four very special Sherries from the Tio Pepe bodega, chosen ...

Tio Pepe en Rama – the wild fino sherry

Friday, April 15th, 2016

As spring arrives in Seville, two weeks after Semana Santa (Holy Week), it's time for Feria. Ladies prepare their flamenca dresses, horses are groomed, carriages polished, and Seville's vino-gastro crowd waits expectantly for the big pre-Feria sherry event. Tio Pepe on the iconic hat style table Every year, for the past four ...

Review of 2015

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Today is the last day of the year, and the time when we look back over 2015 to see what's happened during the last 12 months. Here is our pick of the blog posts from the past year, celebrating the best of Andalucian scenery, festivals and produce. A new documentary about sherry was ...

Andalucia’s celluloid gold: Sherry and the Mystery of the Palo Cortado

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

We read a lot about budget cuts to cultural events and activities as part of the government's austerity measures these days, so it's good to see that celluloid culture in Andalucia continues to hold its own, despite these challenging times. Cinema is already having a good year - three movies shot ...

Review of 2014’s blog posts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This year, here on the Andalucia.com Blog, as always, we've covered a wide variety of topics - from culture and gastronomy to local news - everything from International Sherry Week to the Seville Film Festival, Spain winning top place as the world's number one wine producer, and Andalucia as Trip ...

Some Andalucian sparkle (in a glass) for your festive season

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15821" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Sparkling version of fragrant dry muscat Botani."] [/caption] The Christmas season has now officially started here in Spain, with the Puente de la Constitucion - the December bank holiday. Families all over Andalucia are starting to think about their big Christmas dinner, which takes place on the night ...

La Vendimia – the grape harvest

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Manilva´s grape harvest takes place every year and is known as the ´Feria de Vendimia. Photo by Michelle Chaplow."] [/caption] The calendar here in Andalucia is very much in tune with nature - marked by harvests of seasonal fruits, vegetables and other crops grown all around this fertile ...