The day of Saint Martin of Tours is November 11th and it doesn’t go unnoticed in Spain. Across the whole country and especially in Catalunya, it’s touted as the day to slaughter pigs and drink the “new wine” or as it’s known in Catalan, vi novell. You’re probably thinking, “Hold on a minute, the French cornered that whole ‘new wine’ thing decades ago with their release of the beaujolais nouveau on the third Thursday of November, so what’s this imposter event?” The truth is, the Beaujolais have no ownership over […]

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