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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL: Bars and restaurants in the Valencia region to reopen in March

BARS and restaurants in the Valencian Community will reopen gradually from March 1 – COVID permitting. A meeting between the regional Health department and representatives...

Expert predicts new Aldi-Lidl price war in fresh challenge to Mercadona’s place as Spain’s leading supermarket

A fresh supermarket price war between Aldi and Lidl has been predicted by one of Spain's major retail market research analysts. Florencio Garcia from Kantar...

International supermarket chain Lidl launches project to support a sustainable Olive Oil industry in Spain

LIDL Supermarkets are launching a new project on Monday, February 8, promoting the sustainable development of the olive sector in Spain. More than 250,000 families...

Two new supermarkets open in popular expat areas on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALDI strengthens its presence on the Costa Blanca as it opens its first supermarket in La Marina Urb. and a new store in Orihuela...

Aponiente chef Angel Leon gets his underwater superfood approved by the UN

HE is Spain’s definite Chef of the Sea, an off-the-wall maverick, more than worthy of his three Michelin stars. But now Angel Leon of Cadiz’s...

THE FUTURE IS ORANGE: Valencian citrus farmers finally on the money ‘thanks’ to COVID

Valencian orange and lemon producers saw their income go up at last

Barcelona company wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2020

A VEGAN brand based in Barcelona is feasting at the top table after winning a highly coveted business prize.  Plant-based food company Heura scooped the...

Delighful dozen: The wine discoveries in Spain you need to know about according to experts

A DOZEN Spanish wines have received sparkling reviews from a top drinks critic.  Fedellos do Couto, Bastarda from Galicia and Javier Revert Viticultor, Simeta from...

DARLING BUDS OF NAY: Valencia region heads ranking of abandoned farmland in Spain

There are currently 162,902 hectares of crops standing empty and unused

GRAPES OF WRATH as hotels and restaurants fume over midnight New Year’s Eve ban on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Costa Blanca hospitality sector has issued a 'last-minute' plea for the planned midnight curfew start-time on New Year's Eve to be pushed back. Hospitality...

Top Traditional Spanish culinary delights to enjoy this Christmas

AS with most countries across the world, Spain's Christmas and Three Kings celebrations centre around three core ingredients, family, laughter and food. Traditionally in Spain,...

Michelin green award for top Costa del Sol restaurant

A COSTA del Sol restaurant has scooped a prestigious new environmental gong in the annual Michelin awards. Sollo, in Fuengirola, has been handed a so-called...

New stars are born, and only one lost, as the celebrated Michelin foody bible reveals its pick in Spain...

IT must have been one of the hardest years in the food bible’s hundred-year history. But somehow the Michelin guide - which launched in 1910...

CORKED: World’s worst wine comes from Malaga

A sommelier from Malaga has gone on a mission to make the world’s worst wine.  Dubbed ‘Cero Puntos Parker’ the name suggests the concoction is...

Top of TripAdvisor, Michelin stars and more: How Ronda’s restaurant scene has grown and grown

THERE are few places that get to be Number One. So, it was all the more surprising to find that an intimate, little-known restaurant...

Spain’s cava industry fizzles out as pandemic causes drop in sales at home and abroad

COVID-restrictions in Spain pushed cava wine sales down as much as 40% sales, early projections suggest.  The early closure of bars and restaurants as well...

BE SAFE: Bars and restaurants in Valencia to be marked on food hygiene

RESTAURANTS and bars throughout the Valencian Community will be awarded points according to their food safety standards, with the results to be made available...

Michelin Star 2021 winners revealed in Spain as restaurants in Murcia, Valencia and Alicante awarded for first time

THE 2021 winners of the prestigious Michelin Star have been revealed for Spain and Portugal in a virtual event held last night. After a two...

School in northern Spain is sent almost one tonne of Costa Blanca oranges in move to promote city’s produce

ALMOST a tonne of oranges have been sent from Orihuela to a school in a small town in Leon as part of a promotional...

Artichoke season brings ‘dignity’ as well as profit to farm workers in flood-ravaged Vega Baja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AFTER a thousand years of production in the Vega Baja region of Spain, the humble artichoke won’t let one season lost to flooding affect...

Spanish bakery strikes panettone gold in top Italian-based worldwide contest

A Valencian Community bakery has won a major Italian award by showing the locals how to make the world's best panettone. The sweet bread was...

Vegan junk food arrives in Barcelona with lines of punters waiting for guilt free burgers

WHILE going vegan is often considered a health conscious option, meat-free diners like to splurge on calories now and then too. Fast food vegan...

Cruzcampo hits sweet spot with honey infused strong ale on Spain’s Costa del Sol using only local ingredients

THE Cruzcampo brewery in Malaga has launched a brand new strong ale that will make sweet-toothed beer lovers rejoice. Cruzcampo Strong Ale: 'La Fabrica' will...

Frying high! Michelin star cook Dani Garcia cooks from top of Spain’s La Concha mountain for charity

DANI Garcia pushed himself to the limit in aid of a very worthy cause. The three Michelin star cook is known around the world for...

Spanish pig farmers under fire as shocking footage shows pig carcasses left lying around for months and piglets encased...

SPECIAL REPORT BY EUGENE COSTELLO: Calls have been renewed for EU laws regarding animal welfare to be overhauled or enforced more vigorously as shocking...

Move over Madrid! San San Sebastian named sixth best foodie spot in the world according to top chefs

SAN Sebastian has been named the sixth best foodie spots in the world according to a panel of top chefs.  The much loved city in...

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