Iberian ham tour to the Jabugo area and Aracena

This is a great time of the year to go on an Iberian ham tour as it’s when the “montanera” takes place. This is the time when Iberina pigs are released onto large tracts of land so that they can feed on acorns that are provided by holm oaks and cork...

Wine tasting at El Rinconcillo in Seville

On Wednesday night I organised a wine tasting for a group of 16 people. The tasting focused on authentic sherry which, of course, can only be from the Jerez region. As anyone who has seen my website at www.aqot.com or who  has read previous blog entries on wine...

Wine tour to Ronda

On Tuesday of this week I ran a wine tour to Ronda, but before going to the winery that we visited we stopped off at Stenil de las Bodegas, which is on the list as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. The town is built in and around the gorge created by the...

Excursion to the Sierra of Grazalema

On Monday this week I ran a tour to the Sierra of Grazalema situated in the north-east of the province of Cadiz and about 1 hour 20 minutes from Seville. This beatiful mountainous area is a limestone masiff formed by the collision of the Afican and Eurasian tectonic...

Wine tour to Jerez de la Frontera

I ran yet another wine tour to Jerez de la Frontera today. I always remind people that only authentic sherry can come from the Jerez area. As well as Jerez de la Frontera, the other two sherry towns are Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María. The English...

Wine tasting in Seville (II)

For anyone who has seen my website (www.aqot.com) they will know that my company A Question of Taste runs wine tastings in Seville at El Rinconcillo. I also do lots of wine tastings with a number of wine tasting groups that I belong to. Last night we had a fantastic...

Wine tour to Jerez and Sanlúcar and Iberian ham tour

Two of the most recent tours that I have done outside of Seville with my com pany A Question of Taste have been a wine tour to Jerez and Sanlucar de Barrameda and an Iberian ham tour to the Sierra de Aracena. On the wine tour we started with a visit to Lustau where I...

Iberian Ham Tours

Yesterday, I went to the Sierra of Aracena for the first time in over 9 months . This is where I take  people on my Iberian ham tours. It was great to be back in this wonderful area of natural beauty which in normal times I visit at least 40 times every year. I went...

Visit to Sanlúcar de Barrameda

The last tour that I ran was on 11 March last year which is a very long time! Thankfully, I have been able to do some work in a friend’s company and have been learning Portuguese to occupy my mind. Well, there is now light at the end of the tunnel and it seems...

Short programme on iberico ham.

In November last year, I spent three days filming with a media group from Hong Kong. One of the days was spent in the Sierra de Aracena area with a visit to an organic Iberian pig farm followed by a visit to a ham-curing factory in Jabugo and then on to lunch in...