Spanish wine producers have caught the marketing bug, which usually goes hand in hand with pouring loads of oak chips into the barrel to make you so ill that you don’t notice that the product is basically mediocre. This particular new bodega investment is wasted on me since I can’t remember whose it is, although I’m pretty sure I’ve never drunk any of their stuff. Situated on the north side of the road somewhere between Barbastro and Lérida, along with the Almacelles grain store it’s one of the highlights of the bus trip to Barcelona. You can just about see the missile silos on the left.
- What’s the best way to wash down raw rodent?
Rat, squirrel or capybara, kittens have one favourite sauce.
- Good bar in Puerto de Santa María
Check out the excellent Justin’s review over at Catavino, which I can second, having got moderately wasted there on a cycle
- Brilliant online Spanish eco-wholefoods supplier
Rincón del Segura delivers an incredibly tasty range of basics nationwide.
- In praise of virtual travel writing
Nice story here about underpaid author Thomas Kohnstamm, who wrote his Lonely planet guide without going to Columbia. (Or did he
- Verdict on the Barcelona live music scene
“Much has been said on the subject but it is still a little known fact outside of Barcelona that it’s music