Toledo – Spain’s medieval treasure

Driving to Toledo from Madrid Airport can take you an hour or so. You can also catch a train departing from the beautiful Atocha station in Madrid, but this time we decided to hire a car. I had some serious ‘backlog’ in Toledo and wanted to make up for it. Having entered the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the Gate of Forgiveness, I … Continue reading Toledo – Spain’s medieval treasure

Tempranillo & Graciano from Dominio de Fontana

We’ve bought this estate wine in Madrid two weeks ago and it was definitely a good choice. This Castilian beauty is pure and fresh and very Spanish. It has a clear palette and not too much acidity. Good for warm evening or night NOSE: medium rare beef – seriously! MOUTH:  vanilla, blackcurrant, and blueberries DRINKING: during Nadal – Thiem match in Rome; this time 6-4 … Continue reading Tempranillo & Graciano from Dominio de Fontana

Sea food story far from the sea and the ocean…

Spain: 4,964 km of coastline and seafood and fish cornucopia. You’ve probably already envisaged us travelling along the Spanish coast or eating fresh fish in some beach shack. Nothing’s more misleading. Kasia was sent to Madrid for long 6 weeks to work intensively on a project. Let’s listen to her story. An exile, I thought initially. But then the second though and a question was: … Continue reading Sea food story far from the sea and the ocean…