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6th Copa Jerez – best sherry and food pairing in the world

Friday, June 5th, 2015

This 6th bi-annual cooking and pairing competition showcasing sherry wines is on Tuesday 9 June. Jose Lopez-Montenegro - sommelier of  Atrio restaurant in Caceres. Every two years, the world’s finest chefs and sommeliers come together in Jerez de la Frontera to compete in a unique international gastronomic competition, where dishes are paired with different ...

Asian Festival and Seville Orange Days February 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16151" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The cultural festival of Asia in Seville."] [/caption] This month, after a chilly January, two events - one cultural and one gastronomic - are trying to tempt us out into the orange-scented streets of Seville. The first is the Cultural Festival of Asia, which is on until 22 February ...

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 ...

Michelin Guide to Spain 2015 will be launched in Marbella

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_14370" align="aligncenter" width="383" caption="Michelin Guide to Span and Portugal 2014 - the 2105 edition will be launched in Marbella this November."] [/caption] A few days ago it was announced that the Spain and Portugal Michelin Guide 2015 will be launched at Hotel Los Monteros in Marbella on 19 November. Last ...

International Sherry Week: tapas menu at Vineria San Telmo in Seville

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13977" align="aligncenter" width="411" caption="Our sherry and tapas menu at Vineria San Telmo for International Sherry Week, which has over 1100 events in 22 countries until 8 June."] [/caption] International Sherry Week is the brainchild of Chelsea Anthon, an Australian marketer who lives in Vejer de la Frontera. Organised by Chelsea ...

Burladero and Hotel Colon – the rebirth of a classic from Expo 29

Friday, March 28th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_123" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="The beautiful glass dome of the Hotel Colon, which opened in 1929."][/caption] This year, indeed this very week, an institution in Seville celebrates its 85th anniversary: the Hotel Colon. When this revered establishment opened on 29 March 1929, as the Hotel Majestic, it was the grandest and ...

Orange Days are here again!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13218" align="aligncenter" width="351" caption="A feast of orangey tapas at over 30 bars and restaurants in Sevilla, until this Sunday."] [/caption] Every year around this time - January and February - the newspapers are full of recipes featuring Seville oranges, the small, bitter fruit so highly valued by the British for ...

Spain is top wine producer in the world: up over 40% in 2013

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13203" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Spain - now the biggest wine producer in the world!"] [/caption] Spain has taken over from France and Italy as the world's top wine-producing country, with its production increasing by over 40% in 2013. This is just a few weeks after the news that Spain is now ...

New quality labelling system for Iberian pork products

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13061" align="aligncenter" width="486" caption="Jamon iberico - one of Spain's most famous gastronomic products. Photo: Michelle Chaplow"] [/caption] Last week, the Spanish government approved a new colour-coding system for Iberian pork products. Jamon iberico is probably the most popular and highly-prized food in Spain, and nowhere more so than here in ...

Best wishes for 2014, and a look at 2013’s blog highlights

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Wishing all our dear readers a very happy Noche Buena - New Year's Eve - from the team here at Andalucia.com. May your 12 grapes, eaten on the strokes of midnight, slip down easily, along with plenty of cava! From everyone here in our Estepona offices, we want to wish ...