Tag: vino

antigua casa de guardia

Sweet sweet wine at Bodega Casa Antigua de Guardia (Malaga)

Malaga‘s old town has a ridiculously high concentration of good tapas bars, serving some of the best seafood in the country as well as a great selection of the region’s famous sweet wines. Bodega Casa Antigua de Guardia, almost unmissable thanks…

Pueblo de Covarrubias (Castilla)

Covarrubias – land of El Cid

Gusto Guides continue our tour of the lost medieval towns of inland Spain with a visit to Covarrubias, founded by Chindasvinto (king of the Visigoths, no less) in the 13th century around 40km south of the comely provinical capital of…

Tenerife wine

A wine lover’s guide to Tenerife

The largest wine producer in the Canaries, Tenerife is little known for its vineyards on the Spanish Peninsula, let alone in the rest of the world.  Over recent years, however, things have started to change. From international prizes to local…

Pata asada, tapa canaria

Canarian tapas in Tasca Tapias, La Orotava (Tenerife)

  La Orotava is a sleepy little town on the island of Tenerife, a place full of history and stunningly located in the foothills of the Teide national park.  The historical centre is full of colonial-style buildings that will seem…

Café del Centre, Barcelona

The best Spanish wines for under €7 – we ask an expert

Luis Tolosa, author of Supervinos 2014, is a no-nonsense kind of guy.  The book, a guide to the best Spanish wines available to buy in non-specialist shops including your local supermarket, reads as though you were having a chat about plonk…

Tasca el corral, Barcelona

Tasca el Corral: Rustic tapas in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

We are in love.  We are in love with Tasca el Corral’s carnivorous carta (menu), cave-like interior and charming camareros (waiters). On a bar-lined street in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Tasca el Corral is a haven for tapas-loving locals and guiris in the know.  Head…