Vigo Press Race 2015

  Galicia plays host throughout the year to many prestigious sailing events. Venerable institutions such as the Monte Real Yacht Club de Yates Bayona, Real Club Naútico Vigo and the Real Club Naútico Sanxenxo attract renowned yachtsmen and yachtswomen from all over the world. On Sunday 18th October the Liceo Marítimo Bouzas was the setting…

In pursuit of Shad, both Allis and Twait

The River Miño/Minho has long attracted gourmands from all over Spain, mainly during the first quarter of the year for sea lamprey and elvers which are on their annual ‘run’ upstream at this time. One other migratory species that shows up on the gourmand’s radar is the Allis Shad (Alosa Alosa). The Allis Shad and…

ATLANTIC AMBASSADOR

Atlantic Ambassador

With a name that’s guaranteed to raise a titter among Galician and Portuguese speakers, Fai un Sol de Carallo 2013 is the latest high end D.O. Ribeiro to seduce punctilious palates across the Atlantic, achieving an impressive 93 points in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Galicia, in Spain’s verdant misty north west is definitely not the…

Pazo de Galegos

Pazo de Galegos

Pazo is the Galician word for palace. Most of them were built from the 16th to the 19th centuries as the grand country residences of aristocrats. These potentates employed servants to farm their land, rear their livestock and tend their vineyards while they tended to the affairs of state. The presence of a private chapel…

Roxóns – Pressed Pork

Chicharrones, roxóns, roxós, roxois, rinxóns or rinchóns, all different names for the same thing depending on the area, are the fatty, lower quality cuts of pork cut into chunks and gently boiled down till you get a shredded sort of texture. They are a typical and much loved tapa in the northern part of Galicia.…