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Quinta de San Amaro Hotel Restaurante

Quinta de San Amaro Hotel & Restaurant.

Although the hotel has been open some time, and with several flying visits with friends under my belt, this was the first time I was able to enoy the place in a relaxed and unhurried manner. The building itself is a tastefully restored quinta or country residence. The beautiful location, in the Rías Baixas Salnés…

Nautical pursuits on the Ría de Arousa

Nautical pursuits on the Ría de Arousa

Though most people would be inclined to do this kind of thing during the warmer months of the year, a group of us this morning bravely donned duffle coats, mufflers, mittens and woolly hats to brave a bitingly cold Ria de Arousa. Our host was Gabi Comojo of Amare Turismo Náutico. We set out from…

Auga Mareira - Packaged Sea Water

Auga Mareira – Packaged Sea Water

We all know that Spain has ruled the haute cuisine roost in recent years, deftly displacing the French from the top perch. This culinary prominence has brought about an astonishing revolution in the development of food products aimed at the kitchens of feted michelin star chefs like Joan Roca, Carme Ruscalleda and others. According to…

KOSHER WINES RETURN TO SPAIN AFTER 500 YEARS

Kosher wines return to Spain after 500 years

WINE PARADISE Spain is thought to be one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world and one with deeply rooted wine making traditions. In terms of vineyard surface area it is the largest in the world and the third largest wine producer after France and Italy. These ancient traditions can be attributed to…

Nagari Health Spa Hotel Vigo

Nagari Health & Spa Hotel Vigo

It’s not often I resort to adjectives like jaw-dropping and that hoary old favourite stunning, but yesterday I found myself groping for words to do justice to a fabulous discovery in downtown Vigo, right on the Plaza de Compostela. As I walked through the main entrance, the chatter on the café terrace reminded me that…