10 popular sayings inspired by wine

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We're always talking about wine. It comes up every day, far more than we might even realize—whether we prefer white or organic wines, whether the 2009 vintage of such-and-such wine is better than the 2011... Everyone talks about wine. Philosophers, thinkers, writers and politicians all have a few famous wine quotes up their sleeve. But ...

Layover 1: JAPAN

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We kick off our very own vineyard world tour with an exploration of Japan at its most enological, contemporary and ancestral to discover the country's current relationship with the wine world, which isn’t well known, but strong. Winegrowing despite all odds Based on the statements above, it might seem like Japan has everything in its favor to ...

Cal Xim: Grilling at its Greatest

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The restaurant Cal Xim in Sant Pau d'Ordal is known for its skills at the grill. Top-notch skills. A lot of thought goes into these charcoal-grilled delicacies, as well as taste, care and passion for great food. “We do everything with a lot of love,” says Santi Amigó, who, along with his brother, owns the ...

United States of Wineland

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Despite being relatively young in the “wine universe,” the United States is the world’s fourth largest wine producer – behind only countries as characteristic as France, Italy, and Spain – and is top in terms of wine consumption (with 339.5 million 12-bottle boxes in 2015, a figure that is expected to grow by 2.1% up ...

Remember Their Names

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Everyone knows Ferran Adrià, Martín Berasategui, Juan María Arzak, Carme Ruscalleda, and the Roca brothers. They are some of the best chefs in the world. Proven at international level. There are many we’ve left out, but in this article we’re not going to talk about the tried-and-tested chefs. We’re going to talk about promising young ...

Botafumeiro: four decades as Barcelona’s leading seafood restaurant

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Over time certain restaurants come to symbolize their city. This couldn't be more true for the Botafumeiro Restaurant in Barcelona. A classic. For generations its name has connoted prestige. It has stood for exclusivity, excellent seafood and distinction since the day it opened in 1975. Time passes, but Botafumeiro stays the same. Thanks to its enviable ...

Cal Ton: Locally Sourced Tradition and Quality

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The center of Vilafranca del Penedès is home to a timeless classic, a restaurant integrated into the very fabric of the town's identity. It opened its doors during the Fiesta Mayor, the town festival, in 1982 and has been serving customers with the same unwavering enthusiasm ever since. Cal Ton is a family-owned restaurant, run by ...

Food Photography: Inside the Instagram Foodie Boom

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Does the modern world leave room for tradition? Some don't think so. Some do. Some are on the fence. We're of the second persuasion. We believe there is always room for tradition—for what is timeless and authentic. And we're not alone. Foodies—people who are passionate about food—are of the same school of thought, and they ...

What food trends will we see in 2017?

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By the time the year kicks off, we already know the coming seasons' fashion trends—many of which we've known about for months—we can find out what colors are in and stay up to date with trends in almost every aspect of our lives. Food is no exception, of course. In going over the food trends for ...

La Petite Mort: The Joys of Good Wine (and Food)

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For Ramon Pueyo and Eva Sáez it was clear: they wanted to open a gastronomic space. But they weren't sure where. They debated between the south of Spain (where she is from) and Catalonia (where he is from). Finally, they decided on the latter. Vilanova i la Geltrú was the chosen spot. Specifically the old ...