Barcelona

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

    … recognized 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…

    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 off…

    2 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    Our Search for Cava Continues

    … and a side of deep fried green peppers from Padron. Along with the food I ordered a Cava. Kathy was in a dessert mood. She ordered a lemon sorbet with Cava to drink and Crema Catalana. The Cava I had was also a brut nature. The Cava was a Pere Ventura Tresor Reserva. It was a blend of 40% Macabeo, 40% Xarel.lo and 20% Parellada. Of the Cavas tasted…

    1 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    The Search for Cava Begins

    … The Search for Cava Begins We flew to Barcelona on a mission to learn about and taste many Cavas. The 2014 Media Tour of 50 Great Cavas is sponsored by Wine Pleasures. Kathy and I are part of a small group of writers on this five-day tour that begins next week. We decided to get an early start on discovering Cava. On our first day…

    3 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    Friday Feature Photo: Correfoc, La Mercé, Spain

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    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

    …, light, 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