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Tio Pepe Challenge 2017

The Tío Pepe Challenge is an international cocktail competition offering bartenders and mixologists around the world a chance to demonstrate their knowledge and creativity preparing a signature drink with sherry. Continue reading

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Best Bars of 2016 (Excluding London)

What a year! Ready for a drink? Might I recommend having it in style at one of these fabulous bars? They’re the best I came across in 2016. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #61

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy.

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Feeling Fino | Outro

As I wrote in my introduction to this series of posts, visiting Jerez felt like a dream. Being able to experience the city with hometown hero Tio Pepe made it one of the tastier dreams to come true for me as a writer since I started this blog. Continue reading

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Feeling Fino: Win a Bottle of Sherry, Retro Poster and More from Tio Pepe

Hola! I hope you’ve been enjoying my series of posts about visiting Jerez de la Frontera in the sunny south of Spain to discover what makes Tio Pepe such a flavoursome and refreshing drink. Would you like to discover the taste for yourself? Keep reading? Continue reading

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Feeling Fino: Bars and Restaurants in Jerez

I ate, drank and propped up bars with such pleasure during my short stay in Jerez. For a town of hardly more than 200,000 residents and not an overwhelming lot of tourists passing through, there’s an awesome lineup of dynamic restaurants and bars. With memories of authentic Spanish food and drink, served with warmth and pride in evocative settings, my heart (and appetite) remains in Jerez. Continue reading

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Feeling Fino: Montesierra Jamon Iberico

Since the late 1800s, family-owned Montesierra has been sourcing free range, acorn munching Iberian pigs from the dehesas (wooded scrublands) of the Sierra Morena mountains and curing them without additives or preservatives (just salt and mountain air) in the village of Jabugo and the city of Jerez. Continue reading

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Feeling Fino in the Viñedos and the Bodegas of Jerez

Key to understanding what makes a great wine so distinctive is discovering where it’s grown, produced and aged. In the case of Tio Pepe – that means discovering the wonders of Jerez, from the vineyards on its outskirts to its cellars in the heart of town. Continue reading

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Feeling Fino in Jerez with Tio Pepe

Warm summer nights with a cool breeze blowing in from the nearby Atlantic, rapturous flamenco performed live and rumbling from the stage of an age-old bar with a reverberant and heartfelt wallop, irresistible tapas after irresistible tapas devoured al fresco with ample sherry to wash it all down – Jerez de la Frontera in the far south of Spain is a dream. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #37

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Limited Edition Truffle Lusciousness at Coq d’Argent, EC2

An invitation to try a seasonal truffle menu led to me discovering what a crème brûlée is really supposed to taste like and where for an impeccable wine and dine in the City. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: World’s Largest Sherry Tasting

Monday found me nosing my way through Bond Street’s Westbury Hotel at the 2013 Great Sherry Tasting. With nearly 200 sherries from more than 30 producer, the event was claimed to be the world’s largest. Continue reading

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Best of Spain in London (CheapOair)

Best of Spain in London CheapOair, September 27, 2011 Hardly exhaustive – and deserving of a “part two” post – but here’s a quick list of some great places to keep in mind if you find yourself hankering for something … Continue reading

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Chefspective: Nacho del Campo, Head Chef at Camino (Londonist)

Chefspective: Nacho del Campo, Head Chef at Camino Londonist, September 17, 2010 12:00 PM Originally from the Basque Country as Head Chef at Camino, Nacho del Campo now has the duty of heralding and preparing dishes from throughout Spain. With … Continue reading

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London’s First Sherry Bar: Pepito (Londonist)

London’s First Sherry Bar: Pepito Londonist, arch 19, 2010 12:00 PM A sherry bar in London? What a fino idea! And now it’s a reality. Opening today in that same secret courtyard as Spanish restaurant Camino (indeed, they share the … Continue reading

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Spanish Lunch Tasting Menu Review: Expressions Menu at Iberica (Londonist)

Spanish Lunch Tasting Menu Review: Expressions Menu at Iberica Londonist, September 25, 2009 11:45 AM Spanish restaurant and cultural centre, Iberica (195 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PS), has recently launched a new mini “desgustacion” menu available Monday through Saturday from … Continue reading

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Review: Art of Good Taste Masterclass at Camino (Londonist)

Review: Art of Good Taste Masterclass at Camino  Londonist, July 22, 2009 12:53 PM Last night’s Art of Good Taste Masterclass at Camino (which we previewed here) was an exercise in fun with plenty of fabulous free food (pata negra! … Continue reading

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Preview: Art of Good Taste Masterclass at Camino (Londonist)

Preview: Art of Good Taste Masterclass at Camino  Londonist, July 14, 2009 1:41 PM Back in November when we reviewed King’s Cross Spanish restaurant, Camino (3 Varnisher’s Yard, The Regent Quarter, N1 9AF), we concluded that we’d be happy to … Continue reading

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