My Favourite Restaurants in Valencia

October 28th, 2009

Valencian Michelin-starred restaurants and some of my favourites.

Autumn Cuisine Calls for Sherry and Barrel-Fermented Beasts

September 25th, 2009

So, we arrive officially at a new season, and the usual gastronomic articles appear. In the case of autumn these tend to be about the joys of mushroom-picking in the woods and fields…

Valencia Land of Wine, free chapter: Sanfir

September 8th, 2009

This article is a free chapter from the book Valencia Land of Wine, written by Joan C. Martin and translated by me. You can purchase this book at Amazon.

Fontantars dels Alforins

August 19th, 2009

One of the peculiarities of the Valencia Denominación de Origen is its further division into four subzones: Alto Turia, Valentino, Moscatel de Valencia and Clariano.

Valencia Land of Wine, free chapter: Fusta Nova

August 5th, 2009

This article is a free chapter from the book Valencia Land of Wine, written by Joan C. Martin and translated by me. You can purchase this book at Amazon.

Fondillón: A Very Unique Style of Sweet Spanish Wine from Alicante

July 6th, 2009

Coming across Fondillón is a bit like meeting Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, buttonholing you with stories of ancient glories and disaster. You’re half fascinated and half disbelieving.

Where to Find Valencian Wines Outside of Spain

June 8th, 2009

Naturally, there is a lot more Spanish wine in the UK than the other way around, but even so, it is often hard to find wines that are outside the mainstream.

Wines of Alicante

May 26th, 2009

As a wine hobbyist among professionals and experts, I often feel that I have the advantage of being able to sit back and enjoy what comes to hand rather than having to analyze endlessly.