The 10 Best Rooftops in Barcelona and Madrid

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The days are getting longer and evenings are becoming one of the best times of day. We feel like leaving work and going for a drink on a terrace somewhere. So, in today’s post we’re going to share with you the 10 best hotel terraces – in our opinion – in Barcelona and Madrid, where ...

Food Markets’ Keys to Success

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Street food is in fashion. Maybe it’s the Mediterranean climate, the hustle and bustle of the daily routine that makes us want to reduce the number of stops during the workday to a minimum, or maybe it’s just because we have a thing for eating “fast food.” OK, it’s usually calorific, but we love it. Food ...

Food & Wine Event at Jean Leon

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At Jean Leon we like to innovate. Experiment. Discover. Open up new horizons. It’s part of our DNA. So, last weekend, we decided to turn the wine center into a gourmet product fair. Although we hadn’t set ourselves an easy challenge, we managed to pull it off. For one day, our wine center was transformed into ...

Young Musicians Who are More than Ready

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We’ve talked about young artists. About promising chefs. Today, it’s the turn of some Spanish musicians who, despite being young, are more than ready to make it big. Their life stories, their collaborations, and their studies all point to this. Here are some we’ve chosen who we think have the best prospects both now and ...

Casa Joan: Unbroken Tradition with a Taste of Today

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Their challenge was to carry on the old owners’ long tradition. To take up the baton of the high-quality service customers were used to, many of whom have been loyal for years. A huge challenge, but also one that served as great motivation. For the past two and a half years, Ivan Batlle, Raúl Castellanos, ...

Layover 02: PORTUGAL

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The second stop on our trip around the Wine World brings us to Portugal. The country has an immense vinicultural tradition that spans over 2500 years, and it leads the world in wine consumption. According to the OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine), Portugal consumes 54 liters per person per year. That is more ...

“You can learn how to draw. The hard part is standing out and creating your own style”

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Carla Fuentes (Valencia, 1987) has spent her whole life surrounded by brushes, watercolors, and color, and has successfully turned her passion into a profession. She loves the technique of portrait painting – but her way. She’s used to painting imperfect faces that bear little resemblance to reality; she says there’s already photography for that. We ...

20 Essential Wine Tasting Terms

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Today we're launching a new section on our blog. We want to make the wine world accessible to as many consumers as possible so we decided to build a brief glossary of the most commonly used wine terms and concepts. For the sake of brevity, we won’t be including descriptive adjectives. Our goal is to ...

A Step-By-Step Look at the Grapevine Growth Cycle

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One thing is clear: the success of a wine largely depends on the quality of its vintage. The secret lies in caring for the vineyard meticulously and keeping constant watch over each and every stage of the grapevine's growth cycle. This is a long process that requires a variety of professionals and resources. Here at ...