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Archive for August, 2013

Tapas fiesta in London this Saturday!

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11866" align="aligncenter" width="385" caption="This Saturday, feast on the finest tapas London has to offer."] [/caption] I don't normally post about events outside Spain, but this one is a must, especially with all the attention Spanish gastronomy has been getting internationally. This Saturday 31 August, you can enjoy a tapas extravaganza in ...

Summer nights in Sotogrande – a premium mixer for your gin-tonic

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Guest blog post: Holly Penny [caption id="attachment_11832" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Luis Medina Abascal at Seagram´s Premium Tonic Water launch"] [/caption] The event had a luxurious vibe, on the mansion’s rooftop in the glowing moonlight, overlooking the stunning infinity pool, with a gorgeous backdrop of Sotogrande’s rolling hills. Guests were all served elaborate ...

Andalucia Sabor: taste the region’s finest produce

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11789" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Andalucia Sabor is on 16-18 September, in Seville. Its theme this year is tapas."] [/caption] As I mentioned in last week's post, a cause for celebration in Andalucia - especially in these troubled times - is its wonderful gastronomy, now de moda in London, New York and ...

Where does the World’s Best Olive Oil come from? Why, Andalucia, of course!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11753" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="World's Best Olive Oils - nine of the top 10 come from Andalucia. Altogether now: We are the Champions..."] [/caption] I don't use capitals lightly, and, like most journalists, abhor blatant abuse of upper case letters almost as much as inappropriate apostrophes. So it is no ...

A night in the presence of legends: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo at Starlite Festival in Marbella

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Guest Post: Sophie Carefull Widely considered to be one of the world’s most influential and adored Latin music acts, Buena Vista Social Club is the product of a legendary collaboration between a collective of veteran Cuban musicians and revered American guitarist and producer, Ry Cooder, who first came together in 1997. [caption ...

A novel way of seeing Expo 29

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11590" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Eye-catching mementoes from Seville's Expo 29 (delayed from '28) make an intriguing introduction to this night-time tour."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_11589" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Postcards capture the mood of the time; this one shows the mini-railway taking visitors around the site."] [/caption] This year, or rather this summer, many tour ...