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The Grape, the Olive, and the Orange: Zahara de la Sierra, Andalusia (Photo Story)

The Holy Trinity of Andalusian cuisine and culture – the grape, the olive, and the orange – has long had a home at Zahara de la Sierra, Cadiz, perched up on the northern borderline of what is probably the province’s single most important natural asset: the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.  618 more words



My use of “Voila,” in regards to French history, is a bit irony on my part. I write this because nothing, regarding the history of France between the revolution of 1789 and the First World War, is really is as it seems, and this includes the telling of the history itself. 909 more words


Today in Food History

Also, on this day in 1902 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet died.  A French botanist, he saved the vineyards of France from total destruction by the grape phylloxera, a small greenish-yellow insect which sucks the fluid from grapevines.  61 more words

Today In Food History

Hellenic White Varietals

Since we have been coming to Greece (well over 30 years now), we have seen a change in local wine – from good/acceptable to excellent/exceptional. Greek vineyards, over the last 20 years or so, have begun to produce great wines that can compete with the world’s best. 728 more words


Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (Sala, 8)

The origins of Sant Sadurní d´Anoia can be traced back to the old parish of Sant Sadurní de Subirats, which ultimately obtained municipal independence in 1764 and became a town. 461 more words

Dolors Sala, Businesswoman

Wine in the Colonial Era

Written for popupwine.com.sg in September 2016.

Thirteen hour flights from Western Europe to Changi can be frustrating, particularly when these thirteen hours are spent in economy sitting next to Pop Up Wine’s cost conscious Finance Director! 640 more words


Surviving the phylloxera (Sala, 3)

Around 1927 Dolors and Pere set up their wine cellars in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, a village in the heart of the Penedès, opposite the main train station. 250 more words

Dolors Sala, Businesswoman