Iberian ham tour to the Sierra of Aracena

Yesterday I took some clients from Thailand on my Iberian ham tour to the Sierra of Aracena, a mountainous area to the northwest of Seville. Even though it was 11 April, it was 6ºC when we got to the Iberian pig farm! This is not normal for the month of April. In...
Wine tours to Ronda

Wine tours to Ronda

This week I have run two wine tours to the Ronda area. The first one was on Monday and it was a very wet and windy day. The track from the main road to the first winery had 4 or 5 streams crossing it, something that I had not seen for quite few years. We have had a...
Cheese tasting in Seville

Cheese tasting in Seville

Very shortly I will be adding a new activity to what is offered by A Question of Taste. We will be giving people who visit Seville a chance to attend a cheese tasting. The tasting will be held at a great location that is very close to the centre of the city. In the...
Food and wine tours Seville 2018

Food and wine tours Seville 2018

The year has started very well with quite a lot of food and wine tours already. There have been quite a few tapas tours and wine tastings in Seville as well as tours to Jerez de la Frontera, to Sanlúcar de Barrameda, to the Sierra of Grazalema, to Ronda and to the...
Wine Tour to Galicia Part 4

Wine Tour to Galicia Part 4

On Saturday 30th September we made our last winery visit to Adegas Algueira which is within the Ribeira Sacra appelation. However, before going to the winery itself we took a trip on a boat owned by the winery on the river Sil. It was just amazing looking up the...
Wine Tour to Galicia Part 3

Wine Tour to Galicia Part 3

On the third day of winery visits we drove to the Valdeorras appelation which is famous for wines made with the Godello grape which have become popular over the last few years. It’s not as aromatic as the Albariño grape but has good acidity, often with aromas of...
Wine Tour to Galicia Part 2

Wine Tour to Galicia Part 2

On leaving Pontevedra we headed south to the second most important sub-divsion of the Rias Baixas wine region, Condado de Tea. This area is just across the border fron Portugal. We visited a winery called Bodegas La Val where as everywhere in Rias Baixas the principal...
Wine tour to Galicia Part 1

Wine tour to Galicia Part 1

At the end of September I ran a five-day wine tour to Galica in north west Spain. This is the third tour I have run for a group of 3 British men who I now consider to be friends rather than clients. We started and finished in the beautiful town of Santiago de...
A Week in San Sebastian Part 4

A Week in San Sebastian Part 4

Another of our one-day tours was to the Rioja wine region. This is Spain’s most famous area for red wine with the Tempranillo grape being the most widely planted variety. The other principal red grapes are Garnache, Mazuelo or Carignan, and Graciano. We visited...
A Week in San Sebastian Part 3

A Week in San Sebastian Part 3

On one of our day trips out of San Sebastian we started with a visit to a cider mill. CIder is very popular along the northen Spanish coast, often in places that are not suitable for producing grapes. Most of the cider that is produced is still and to produce some...