Saturday, February 16, 2019

War rages between Rioja bodegas

The quality control board, controlled by the Government of La Rioja has caused controversy by opening the door to 60 new producers in Alava

Axarquia fine wine gets rave reviews

Rave reviews for this Axarquia wine make it the trailblazer for Andalucia’s reds

REVEALED: The most watched BBC show in Spain last year

THE UK's BBC has revealed its most popular shows in foreign countries.  In Spain, it isn't Blue Planet or the Great British Bake Off that...

Andalucia named Spain’s leading food and drink exporter

China, the US and Australia were among the biggest buyers

Trio of Michelin-starred chefs to bring gourmet food to Madrid

Celebrity chefs David Munoz, Roberto Ruiz and Jordi Roca are opening a store in Madrid

Karma Beach Marbella offers ultimate chill out experience

Situated in the white sandy El Rosario beach, Karma Beach Marbella offers the ultimate chill out experience

Sherry seeing a revival in Europe as consumption grows in Spain for first time in 30 years

Experts say the 1.5% increase is due to the growing demand for organic and natural wines

Dining Secrets: The tops for spring breaks

Continuing our look at ‘top fives'

Barcelona brewery…gee, mine’s a double!

Barcelona brewer teams up with US counterpart to make new beers

2500 tons of ‘fraud food’ confiscated across 47 countries

Interpol battles frozen food billed as fresh and sell-by-date fiddling

Earning your lunch!

Jon Clarke builds up an appetite on a spring walk with his family in the Aracena Natural Park and picks Andalucia’s Top Five best Spring Dining Secrets

Spain’s soup kitchens serve up a new record

Volunteers in their droves came to the rescue of people struggling to put food on the table

In Boca: La Finca Thai Fusion

A Thai fusion menu with plenty of specials to add to the mix

Madrid: Food Capital of Spain 2014?

A culinary revolution is gripping Madrid, a city once known for its roast suckling pig and little else. Olive Press editor Jon Clarke went to investigate, meeting the city's hottest new three-Michelin star chef David Munoz (pictured) in the process

Balsamic vinegar prices to soar by up to 50% following poor harvests

THE price of balsamic vinegar could rocket by almost 50% due to poor harvests. The popular dressing is made from grape ‘must’, the cooked juice...

Distribution company will also sue over Mallorcan meat scandal

THE distribution company connected to the rotten meat scandal has announced that they too will take the dodgy company to court. The Association of Food...

Spanish job advert demands big-breasted barmaids

The bar owner came under fire for the job advert demanding big-breasted beauties only

Is bar-hopping in San Sebastian as good as its three Michelin star restaurants?

THE idea was as intriguing as it was exciting: To compare one of San Sebastian’s famous three Michelin-starred restaurants with its world-famous tapas district. A...

90% of Spain’s exported jamon a ‘massive fraud’, claims leading German newspaper

A 2001 regulation allowed ham from Iberico pigs that had been cross-bred with American Duroc pigs to be labelled Iberico

Marbella’s top chef announces new restaurant in Madrid

Dani Garcia said his Three Kings had been good to him this year on Twitter

Back to basics in Casares

One experienced German chef is proving that you can eschew modern cooking styles and still be exciting, discovers Jon Clarke

La Sala by the Sea: A Thai with a twist

Tom Powell reviews the latest offering from La Sala group, a beautiful beach-side Thai restaurant near Puerto Banus

Shhhh! Dining Secrets

Launching Andalucia’s first and most discerning restaurant guide, The Olive Press presents first serialisation of editor Jon Clarke’s new book Dining Secrets of Andalucia

REVEALED: The best and worst drinks to order on a first date to guarantee a second

BRITS have revealed what drink they find most unattractive to order on a first date. More than one in ten judge their date by what...

Spanish chef Dani Garcia to close Marbella restaurant after receiving third Michelin Star last month

The chef announced the news just 22 days after receiving a third Michelin Star

Spanish diners skipping pudding

It's not calories on their mind though, but saving cash...


POLE POSITION: Property market expanding in Marbella

ON a key strategic corner of central Marbella, an elegantly-dressed lady holds court, surrounded by half a dozen men. “Hola Guapa,” shouts another from across...