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Archive for May, 2013

The first ever World Sherry Day

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10941" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="World Sherry Day, last Sunday 26 May, saw over 300 events in nearly 30 countries."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10948" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Sherry barrels in Jerez - these Tio Pepe ones have a groovy ice-cool design."] [/caption] If you've ever been to Jerez - the city, the train station, or ...

Football in Seville, with a British touch

Monday, May 20th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10843" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Sevilla FC's home ground, Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan. Love that Art Deco-ish lettering."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10845" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Fab sunset over the stadium just before the match kicked off (terraces got much fuller)."] [/caption] Last Saturday, I went to my first football match in Spain - and I've been ...

‘Bang & Olufsen by the Sea’ Event

Friday, May 17th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10786" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Tiny patisserie treats for high tea"] [/caption] GUEST POST: MORWENNA FRANCIS Last night Andalucia.com had the pleasure of attending Bang & Olufsen by the Sea, a "champagne afternoon and high tea party" held at La Cabane Beach Club in Marbella. The event was to celebrate the product world ...

Tio Pepe en Rama – the untamed sherry

Monday, May 13th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10741" align="aligncenter" width="438" caption="Tio Pepe lady with one of the limited-run of Tio Pepe en Rama, launched in April."] [/caption] In case you hadn't already guessed, April and May in Andalucia are all about ferias. And one of the essential ingredients of any feria - even more so if you're ...

Feria de Jerez – flamenco and flounces

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10720" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="A technicolour group of ladies at the Feria de Jerez."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10712" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The way to enter the Feria in style - by horse and carriage."] [/caption] One of Andalucia's best-known Ferias, after the Seville Feria de Abril, is the Feria del Caballo in Jerez. This ...

The May Crosses of Ecija

Monday, May 6th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10656" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The May Crosses are often draped with white cloths, which symbolise Christ's shroud, and are always surrounded by flowers in vibrant colours; this one has an embroidered manton (shawl) over it, and an offering of bread"] .[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10661" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="In Ecija, this red flag with ...

El Galeon Andalucia arrives for Viva Florida 500

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10636" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="El Galeon is visiting Florida to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the US state's discovery."] [/caption] Florida - yes, that's Florida in the US - is all abuzz thanks to the arrival of a magnificent Andalucian galleon. The voyage of El Galeon, a replica l6th-century Spanish trading ship, ...