Tag: Spanish culture


Albillo Real – Home at Last

It all started with lunch at Vinoteca Moratín in the heart of the city. Having ordered sardines as a starter, the waitress suggested that we should pair them with a white wine from Madrid.  While I may not have replied, ‘Do we have to?’ I definitely put up some stiff resistance. However, her unswaying confidence and my ignorance about its grape variety – Albillo … Read More Albillo Real – Home at Last


The Music of Wine

A tasting of Madrid’s finest wines in harmony with the enchanting sound of the Spanish guitar. If it were possible for the sound of an instrument to distil the spirit of a people, then surely the Spanish guitar does just that. Spanish music found a new voice in the wave of musical nationalism that swept across Europe during the romantic period; giving rise to … Read More The Music of Wine