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DON'S TRAVELS

LA TIENDA'S FOUNDER, DON HARRIS, REFLECTS ON THE FASCINATING CULTURE & CUISINE OF SPAIN

Move Over Balsamic! Discover Sherry Vinegar

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Move Over Balsamic! Discover Sherry Vinegar

Stepping into a sherry bodega is a profound experience. The cavernous room is cool and dark, with columns climbing to the ancient ceiling, a cathedral of wine. Giant black barrels are stacked four high, many scribbled with chalk signatures of bullfighters, royalty and other visiting dignitaries. And the aroma is intoxicating. Over the centuries the winemakers of the sherry triangle have perfected...

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Sherry - The Great Wine of Andalucia

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Sherry - The Great Wine of Andalucia

On a recent visit to Sanlucar de Barrameda we sat outside the bustling Casa Balbino, one of Spain's best tapas restaurants. Under the palms and orange trees, we feasted on amazingly fresh seafood - acedias, boquerones fitos and tortillitas de camerones, fried in the style of Andalucia. And to drink, we enjoyed one of the great wines of the world, Manzanilla sherry. Crisp, dry and refreshing,...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Andalucía

Andalucía is an amazing place rich in its monuments, warm and engaging people, abundant citrus fruits and fresh produce, and incredible variety of seafood. It is a virtual cornucopia of shrimp, langostinos and any fish one can imagine.

Where to start writing about Andalucía? With the fabled castles and wine bodegas, the city streets lined with orange-laden trees, the rugged snow capped...

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A Trip Through Old Spain

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A Trip Through Old Spain

Following this route we revisited some of our favorite towns of Andalucía before heading north along the Portuguese border in Extremadura. We turned west to the Celtic lands of Galícia including the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela and along the Cantabrian coast to Asturias (where the Reconquista began in the 8th century). We headed south to León driving through a breathtaking mountain...

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