Blog

Wine

Spanish Wine by Region Series: Wines of Madrid

Spanish Wine by Region Series: Wines of Madrid

As we continue discovering Spanish wine by region, we are heading to the heart of Spain: Madrid! In this installment we are going to talk about DO Vinos de Madrid, Wines of Madrid, the wine region in the the south of Madrid province. Let’s take a look at what makes this DO unique and the…

8 Popular Spanish Drinks that Everyone Needs to Try

a close up of a sign

One of the wonderful things about Spain is that you can get a delicious drink any time of the day, no problem. Having a drink is something for enjoyment, so it can accompany lunch, dinner, or be an afternoon treat. Here are 8 popular Spanish drinks that the locals love, and you will, too. Cerveza…

Popular Drinks in Portugal that the Locals Swear By

Popular Drinks in Portugal that the Locals Swear By

No doubt that one of the greatest things about traveling to a new place is getting to sample the local food and drink. Cuisine is central to culture, so to get a real taste of a new place you have to indulge a bit. If you want to blend in like a local, here are…

Spanish Wine by Region Series: Rioja Wines

Spanish Wine by Region Series: Rioja Wines

Moving along with our series on Spanish wine, we are now diving into the world of Rioja wines! These wines come from the autonomous regions of La Rioja and Navarre. Wines that hail from La Rioja are famous around the world for their quality and taste. Rioja is a DOCa, Denominación de Origen Calificada, which is…

A Classic Sangria Recipe You Can Make in Your Own Kitchen

A Classic Sangria Recipe You Can Make in Your Own Kitchen

Without a doubt, sangria is Spain’s most popular drink, of which it gets recognition around the world. Sangria is a summertime staple to help beat the heat, but this drink is a sure crowd-pleaser any time of year. Try this fresh and delicious sangria recipe that is as classic as they come. This authentic recipe…

Spanish Wine by Region Series: Catalan Wines

Spanish Wine by Region Series: Catalan Wines

In Part 2 of our series of exploring the world of Spanish wine, we are taking a closer look at Catalan wines! Wines from Catalonia are famous around the world for their full-bodied taste, high alcohol content, and distinct grape varietals when compared to other Spanish wines. Catalan wines are just as passionate as the…

Spanish Wine by Region Series: Andalusian Wines

Spanish Wines by Region Series: Andalusian Wines

On our food tours, we love to share our passion for Spanish cuisine with our guests, immersing them in Spanish culture and gastronomy. Just as important as the food is the wine that is paired with every course. Every region of Spain produces its own wine, and has done so for generations. Wine is an…

The Man Behind the New Book about Women in Winemaking

Women in Winemaking

We at Food Lover Tour are big lovers of good food and wine and love being able to share our passions with others. One of our guides in Barcelona, Zoltan Nagy, has shared his passion for wine in his first book that was recently published, Reinas de Copas. It’s an inside guide to women in winemaking…

10 Most Famous Vermouth Cocktails (With Recipes!)

10 Most Famous Vermouth Cocktails (with recipes!)

Spain is a big producer and consumer of Spanish vermouth, where it first arrived through Reus, in Catalonia. As compared to other countries where vermouth is used to make cocktails, in Spain, it is taken neat, preferably on the rocks with a slice of orange and/or olive. The Spanish people view drinking vermouth as a…

4 Catalan Cavas That Will Blow Your Mind

4 Catalan Cavas That Will Blow Your Mind

This post is a contribution of our good friend Zoltan Csaba Nagy, a Transylvanian sommelier, writer, journalist and food guide at Food Lover Tour, living in Barcelona since 2010. For many people, cava is the exclusive drink of the summer. The subtle tingling in the nose caused by cavas is the anticipation of a pleasant evening…