Teetotal Trump

The media on every level is filled with comments about the US’s new president, even trivial observations like his teetotal habit. Many readers will praise this way if life – although if they live on the Coast they may be[…]

Blue Blood

There is a certain hierarchy in the gastronomic world. Meat is king, alongside good wine, foie-gras and caviar. Until recently fish was not really up there on the top table, possibly because within living memory it was the food of[…]

Any regular reader of this column will know I am not a great fan of the Michelin Guide, any more than I am of Robert Parker, but things are changing for the better. The recently-updated Spanish Michelin has raised a[…]

Wino Politics

Spain and the USA normally have little in common on a political level, but recently there have been similarities. The political arenas on both sides of Atlantic run with blood while citizens just gape in amazement at the absurd ways[…]

  Rice, the guiding light and the star of flavours in the healthy Mediterranean diet, is the central meeting point for the great food products of Malaga. In this book you will find more than 200 different ways to cook[…]

Albert Benisty RIP

Albert Benisty RIP It is not easy to ascertain what qualifies as a dynasty. Originally the term was used for royal families and aristocratic bloodlines, later to be extended, somewhat presumptuously, to include anyone whose progenitor and offspring were notable[…]

All that Glitters….

  Frauds never used to bother us. In the old days if you got conned it was usually because you were stupid, or you trusted someone who should not have been trusted. The Internet has changed all that. Nowadays we[…]

Wine Tastings

  A sad fact of life is that very few people know how to organise a proper wine tasting. Typically it starts with a phone call. ‘We would like to invite you to a wine tasting on Thursday’ ‘Ah, muy[…]

Commitment to quality begins with the selection of grapes and is followed every step of the way by the company’s winemaker and Managing Director, George Delicata. With state-of-the-art technology, he carefully monitors the process which includes the gentle de-stemming and[…]


Often you are so close to something that you don’t notice it, and it needs an outsider to point it out. On this occasion it was a globetrotting friend, keen observer, and lover of good food. During his recent visit[…]