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This Wine Label Makes It Really Easy To Want To Empty The Bottle

A Spanish winery plays with optical illusions
Jul 30, 2013 4:01 pm

Before you've even had your first sip of the stuff, here's a wine that will already have you seeing things. To highlight its youngest vintage Laltre, a 2012 blend of monastrell, merlot and garnacha grapes, the Catalan winery Lagravera recruited the Barcelona-based design firm Dorian to create a double-take-inducing label. More photos after the jump.

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Summer Travel: Ferran Adrià Brings His "Art of Food" To London's Somerset House

Forget Wimbledon, elBulli's in town.
Jul 2, 2013 9:01 am

Between Wimbledon and the impending royal birth, there's a lot of fervor in London right now. We've got our eye on something far more gustatory (or even much more rare than an annual tennis match): Somerset House's season-long exhibition, elBulli: Ferran Adrià and the Art of Food.

Bring Home The Ham: Cinco Jotas Ibérico de Bellota

This jamón is quite literally the best in the world
Jun 27, 2013 2:01 pm

Once in a while, you eat something that reminds you, beyond a shadow of doubt, that the true best food in the world comes straight from nature. And that doesn't mean it has to be a vegetable. This example happens to come from a pig. It's the undisputed best Spanish jamòn in the world, and I checked it out at a private carving.

5 Great Places To Eat And Drink In Seville, Spain

Will travel for tapas? Here are the 5 best spots.
Jun 5, 2013 9:01 am

Seville is a charming, colorful and uniquely beautiful city. Some describe it as the Paris of Spain, and others as the treasure of Andalucía. Though the world may argue what to call Seville, it is widely recognized as one of the best cities to dine in Spain. More about the city's bustling food scene and five restaurants recommendations, after the jump.

Video: A 3-Minute Jamón ibérico Mega Mix From The Insatiable Perennial Plate

Traveling Basque Country to Barcelona
May 15, 2013 11:16 am

The Perennial Plate is a highly ambitious documentary series founded by chef and activist Daniel Klein — before traveling the world to produce his films, the NYU graduate worked in some of the world’s top kitchens including The Fat Duck, Craft and Mugaritz. Klein is back with a new season where he will be traveling to 12 countries — filing 2-3 documentary shorts from each. His latest travels take him to Spain, where he travels to Basque Country, Galicia, Andalucía and Barcelona.

Mario Sandoval Is The One To Watch In Madrid

Excitement, history, piggy in the kitchen at Coque
Mar 29, 2013 10:01 am

Humanes is a gritty little industrial town located 30 km south of Madrid. It’s hardly on the tourist route. The guidebooks? Not a chance. But it’s here where chef Mario Sandoval has made a huge name for himself at familial Restaurante Coque. Earlier this year we were able to spend some time with him.

 

We Found The Coolest Cookbook Library At A Winery In Spain

At Blecua, culinary tradition is essential
Feb 21, 2013 2:01 pm

We were recently in Spain, where we hunted for truffles with a dog named Tito and discovered one of the country’s great hidden wine regions, Somontano in the country’s northwest corner. The majority of the wineries there are operated by Gonzalez Byass, one of the country’s leading sherry bodegas, who invested heavily in the region in 2008. One such investment was in a cookbook library at Blecua.

Heineken Steps Up Its Bottle Design Game At Arco Madrid Art Fair

Spanish designers rethink the iconic packaging
Feb 12, 2013 12:02 pm

Earlier today (the afternoon in Madrid), Heineken hosted a lunch with world-traveling cool-spaces photographer Todd Selby to help celebrate the release of some very out-of-the-box bottle designs.

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