Barcelona

    Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona.

    … a fair amount of wines from France and Italy as well as some Spanish wines lining the walls of both venues. L’anima del Vi is bigger then El Soplo, having a good sized seating area with tables for drinking the night away. El Soplo is more of a hole in the wall but very atmospheric. L’Anima del Vi has a small tapas type menus to soak up the vino and El…

    4 readers - By The Wine Sleuth

    Cava Tasting to Help Obra Social San Juan de Dios

    … Social San Juan de Dios. On October 17 at the Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar, the hotel will host a charity cava tasting. The organizers expect about 150 people to attend making this one of the largest charity wine tasting events in Barcelona. The wines for the event will be the Vinari Awards 2014 winners. The event will include a multi-sensory tasting…

    4 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    Discovering a Local Bar in Barcelona

    … Cava and Sparkling Wine in Barcelona Years ago when I was growing up Mom took great enjoyment in sewing. She was a perfectionist and anything she sewed was well made. We had fun shopping for material and could spend hours trying to make the “right” decision as to which pattern and which fabric we should select. A few years before I went…

    2 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    Our Search for Cava Continues

    …Our Search for Cava Continues On our second day in Barcelona we decided to take a taxi to the Mirador de Colom and then start walking on La Rambla. We walked for quite awhile amend the thousands of other people also walking. Soon we turned around and headed back along a different route. After walking for a few hours we were thirsty and headed…

    1 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    The Search for Cava Begins

    …% alcohol wine reminded us of mineral, spice and young yellow stone fruit. In particular the spice reminded us of cloves. The wine paired well with an appetizer that had baby lettuce over tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese on a bed of basil pesto. The wine was also a perfect match for the ham croquettes. The wine also paired well with the seafood paella…

    3 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    Friday Feature Photo: Correfoc, La Mercé, Spain

    … Breather. After one failed attempt at capturing the image, he was fortunate to grab the second beautifully. Technical considerations: The picture was taken in raw with a Canon EOS 5D, a ISO 1600, f 3.2 1 / 8000, no flash, and 16mm focal length. Possibly not ideal, but it worked. It was subsequently processed using Photoshop. Desktop Wallpaper…

    4 readers - By Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino

    Top 5 Music Venues in Barcelona

    …Barcelona is known for many things, among them art, history, industry, tradition, trade, food (of course), and night life. The Barcelona locals, as well as party-hungry tourists, have an international reputation for doing everything a bit later in the evening than their other European counterparts. Notoriously, dinner in Barcelona (and many parts…

    6 readers - By Sam Zucker/ Catavino

    Pizzeria Gabbiano: Seattle’s Homage to Roman-Style Pizza

    …, bubbly dough. It’s been a six-month project that began with a humble sourdough starter. And requires carbon steel pans to (twice) bake it. What it’s like to podcast while sitting in Barcelona chairs. (Spoiler alert: Posh.) Enjoy the show! ; Tags: mike easton il corvo, pioneer square restaurants, pizzeria gabbiano, roman style pizza, seattle pizza, Wine Without Worry…

    3 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink