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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 ...

Huelva Capital Española de la Gastronomia 2017

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

  Huelva CG logo   In a country which takes its food culture as seriously as Spain, to be chosen as Capital Gastronomica (Gastronomic Capital) is an honour indeed. And gastronomy is often quoted as a main reason why visitors choose to come to Spàin for their holidays, whether weekend breaks or summer ...

Seville Feria will now last seven days, starting on Sunday

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

  Qu 1: Seville residents, would you like the Feria to start on a Sunday (so you can have a big night on Saturday)? A2: Er, yes please!   Qu 2: Seville residents, would you like there to be a holiday during Feria)? A: See above.   Los Remedios, the residential district closest to the ...

Summer in Seville 2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

  The night concerts in the Alcazar start on on 14 July. As the mercury soars into the low 40s (low 100 F), nightlife and cultural activities move outside and upwards - onto terraces, often on rooftops, to catch any possible slight evening breeze; and into gardens, to be near shady green plants and the refreshing sound ...

20 years of Andalucia.com

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Treasure hunt between Estepona and Casares Back in 1996, in the early days of the internet - when WIFI, twitter and touch-screen smart phones were but a far-off futuristic dream - a tech-savvy young British engineer living in southern Spain had an idea: to register the domain andalucia.com. Chris Chaplow, along ...

BioCultura: the eco-fair in Seville 26-28 February 2016

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

[caption id="attachment_17246" align="aligncenter" width="299"] BioCultura is an eco-fair in Seville this weekend with more than 250 exhibitors - food is the strongest sector.[/caption] This weekend a major ecological fair - the most important in Spain, and in Europe - takes place in Seville, starting tomorrow. BioCultura is at the Palacio de Congresos de Sevilla ...

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 ...

Three great reasons to eat tapas in Seville this autumn

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

    Order a dish, and help fight hunger. Seville is always a great city to go out and eat - this is where the tapa was invented, after all - and this autumn, a number of events and festivals are offering even more opportunities to enjoy the gastronomic experience. A recent report ...

6th Copa Jerez: And the winner is…

Friday, June 12th, 2015

As I mentioned in a recent preview  blog post, last Tuesday 9 June saw the world's foremost sherry-pairing culinary contest: the Copa Jerez. Copa Jerez 2105 winners, Sommelier Ian Adams and Chef Michelle Matthews, of 16 Romolo in San Francisco, in front of the judging panel. Teams of chefs and sommeliers from restaurants ...