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...