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Lockdown in Vejer de la Frontera because of Coronavirus
Cadiz, Spain Coronavirus lockdown

How has Vejer de la Frontera and Cadiz suffered the Coronavirus? As we know Coronavirus is a pandemic that has hit the whole world. During middle of March the main focus has been on Spain and Italy and since the end of March and April, on the USA as well. I will keep updating the […]

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Importance of the Almadraba and Bluefin tuna in Cadiz province
Bluefin tuna tartar Sherry & tapas tour

Has Almadraba and Bluefin tuna always been part of Cadiz? Almadraba fishing is the only way that Bluefin tuna is fished in Cadiz region. However, has the Almadraba and Bluefin tuna in Cadiz always been a part of the region? Almadraba is a natural and sustainable method that takes advantage of the migration of tuna […]

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How is olive oil produced?
What is olive oil and olive oil tours Cadiz Explore la Tierra

How is olive oil produced, and how many categories of olive oil are there? Olive oil is a liquid obtained from olives (the fruit of Olea europaea tree; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. In this blog we will introduce you to the history of olive oil, the variety of olives, […]

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Best culinary food festivals in Cadiz province
Tapa Retinto Zahara de los atunes Explore la Tierra

Which food festivals you should not miss in Cadiz province in 2020? There are lots of culinary festivals in Cadiz province. In this blog we will help you choose the best food festivals in Cadiz province for each food category. Cadiz is famous for its Sherry, its international prized cheese and Bluefin tuna. However, we […]

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Visit 5 Sherry wine Bodega Tours in the Spanish Sherry Triangle
Sherry bodega private tour Cadiz feature

Which are the best Sherry wine bodega tours to visit? It is hard to choose the best Sherry wine bodega tour from all the bodegas (cellars), as there are so many. However as locals living in Cadiz province and as a wine certified (WSET Level 2) we will give our own opinion from among the […]

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Visiting the Retinto beef festival in Cadiz province
Retinto cattle and conil de la Frontera feature

Retinto Beef Food Festival in Cadiz The culinary food festival of Retinto beef in Cadiz is a unique experience. They take place in the fall of each year, except for Vejer de la Frontera, which is in Spring.  In Vejer they have as well a cattle competition as you can see in the photo. If […]

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Tabancos in Jerez de la Frontera
Tabanco San Pablo Amontillado Sherry chicharron Jerez de la Frontera Cadiz

Tabancos tour in Jerez de la Frontera Tabancos are the traditional bars in Jerez de la Frontera, believed to have started in the 17th century. Before Sherry wine was bottled, it was sold by casks and cellars used to sell it to these tabancos in Jerez de la Frontera. Tabancos were “Sherry offices” where they […]

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What are the differences between the two most famous fortified wines, Sherry wine and Port wine?
Wine tasting comparing Sherry and Port

Sherry or Port wine? To understand the differences between Spanish Sherry wine and Portuguese Port wine firstly, we’re going to discuss a little bit about the origin of Port and then we can start comparing the process, ageing, grapes and other factors that make Sherry and Port different. Firstly, let me introduce a little of […]

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What is Iberian ham? All you need to know
Feature image iberian ham hanging Vejer de la Frontera, Spain Explore la Tierra

What makes the Iberian pig so special? What is Iberian ham? First we have to understand where the ham comes from. The Iberian pig originated from a rare endemic breed of Portugal and Spain, which originated from the Mediterranean wild boar. They can be either acorn fed in the wild or grain fed. Most Iberian […]

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