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Don’t come around here no more

by  |  04-06-2020 ~ 4 Comments

It was amazing to see so much work put into such a campaign in Priorat. It was after all shared widely across social media. Our village notice systems were constantly broadcasting it as well. Even... more » It was amazing to see so much work put into such a... more »

Natural water

by  |  07-01-2020 ~ 1 Comment

The village casal is as attractive as it is utilitarian. A four-walled testament to the religion of concrete that dominated Spanish construction in the later 20th century, it does exactly what it needs to do... more » The village casal is as attractive as it is utilitarian. A four-walled... more »

Yes, #WineToo

by  |  11-11-2019 ~ 4 Comments

By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony Cailan and his reported sexual assault of various women that have both been his subordinates as well other women he's been in contact... more » By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony... more »

The curious business of drinking wine in Britain

by  |  25-10-2019

While the dinner was a pop-up, the location was anything but clandestine being set at Mortimer House in London. The food wasn't secret, radical, or some weird fusion thing served off the back of an... more » While the dinner was a pop-up, the location was anything but clandestine... more »

Why wine service matters

by  |  27-09-2019

I’ve been to a restaurant in Sant Gregori, Girona for several extended family meals on various days for these simple reasons: the food is quite good (see above), it’s not far-flung from civilization, and the... more » I’ve been to a restaurant in Sant Gregori, Girona for several extended... more »

Perhaps a #dryjuly for the future?

by  |  28-08-2019 ~ 4 Comments

When living in Spain, July and August mark the time of year that I patently hate as everything grinds to a halt--doubly so when there are the now annual strikes at the airport. While August... more » When living in Spain, July and August mark the time of year... more »

A recipe for pancakes in Metric

by  |  20-01-2010

It’s true that pancakes are not so common in The Europe and that being the case, there are next to no recipes using metric measurements which aren’t actually recipes for crepes in disguise. Every time... more » It’s true that pancakes are not so common in The Europe and... more »

Going to Barcelona, No Not Barthelona… The truth about the Spanish “lisp”

by  |  14-01-2010

Ah, traveling. Is there anything better? Well, sure, but for it’s purposes, getting out of your permanent place of residence is one of the best things I look forward to each year. This time around,... more » Ah, traveling. Is there anything better? Well, sure, but for it’s purposes,... more »