A Emoción dos Vinhos

QUINTA DE SANTA LUZIA VALENÇA DO MINHO PORTUGAL 2 & 3 JULY 2016 The 6th edition of A Emoción dos Vinhos is moving just across the border to a beautiful ‘quinta’ or manor house in Valença do Minho in Portugal. The fair had previously been held in the cloister of the Gothic cathedral in Tui…

Can ideas be bottled?

“For me freedom isn’t about what I want to do but about knowing whether I can do it or not. The starting point was “Can I bottle an idea?”. Eulogio Pomares.  Five years ago, D.O. Rías Baixas Val do Salnés sub-region winemaker Eulogio Pomares embarked on one of his ‘Can I bottle an idea?’ adventures…

Bica Amantecada – A Piece Of Cake

Bica is a type of cake made chiefly in Castro Caldelas (Lugo) and Pobla de Trives (Ourense) in the Galician heartland. Milucho and Malena of Panadería Peña in Castro Caldelas have been making it for decades and no breakfast table worth its salt would be complete without their delicious, artisanally crafted Bica Amantecada. After years…