Cata del Vino: Córdoba’s Annual April Wine Festival

The first notable thing about the Cata del Vino de Montilla Moriles in Córdoba is that there is no red wine!!! <Insert shocked face emoji here!>

Montilla-Moriles is a Spanish D.O of wine (denominación de origen) found in the villages of the province of Córdoba. Here, they produce sweet dessert wines very similar to sherry, known generally as fino. It is a taste I am still becoming accustomed to after almost three years of living here but I guess it’s as with all wines that you have to take time to find the ones you like. Regardless, I’m a red girl and always will be!

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Love Letter to Torre del Mar, Costa del Sol

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Torre del Mar photographed from the Paseo Marítimo

Dear Torre del Mar,

I admit it. I had never heard of you, two years ago. You, the quaint, quiet fishing beach-town on the East side of the Costa del Sol. And how I wish I had done! You had never appeared in holiday brochures or on the type of TV programme which brings shame on the drunken Brit abroad archetype… no. 

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Where to see the Best Flamenco in Córdoba, Spain

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When I was a child, if anyone ever mentioned Spain, my mind would instantly be filled with images of whirling dancers, red skirts swishing round and castanets clicking, with onlookers clapping and shouting “¡Olé!”. 

When I was 27, I moved to Spain. Andalucía, to be precise- the birthplace of Flamenco. I soon realised that my young imaginings were not as naïve as they seemed; rather, the culture of Flamenco penetrates the ground and the air here. 

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