How to Survive in the Jungle of Spanish Wines

How to Survive in the Jungle of Spanish Wines
Baby Bacchus is alive and well in Spain. While you won’t find many Spaniards worshiping the Roman God of Wine, you will definitely find wine at most meals.  Wine is an important element of the Spanish gastronomical experience.  But, there are so many wines in Spain it can be a challenge to find a nice… Continue reading How to Survive in the Jungle of Spanish Wines

Sevillan Artist David Noalia – Paintings on Form Wood (July 2015)

Sevillan Artist David Noalia – Paintings on Form Wood (July 2015)
I think for most people, it is hard to describe what you like about a painting. I have always found it hard to express more than a couple of sentences. Usually I say something like, “Boy,… the brush strokes are bold, the colors strong, and I love the organization of space,… really cool painting” and… Continue reading Sevillan Artist David Noalia – Latest Paintings

Botijos, Huchas, Jarras, Jarros and Beautiful Ani

Botijos, Huchas, Jarras, Jarros and Beautiful Ani
Botijos, pronounced …bo- TEE-hoes …. are Spanish, earthenware water jugs. For centuries, the Spanish botijos provided cool drinking water even during the hottest days (still do in fact). The shape of the botijo along with the porous clay used to make it, allow the jug to “sweat” and through evaporation, the water inside is cooled.… Continue reading Botijos, Huchas, Jarras, Jarros and Beautiful Ani

The Horses of Sevilla …….(and don’t forget the mules!)

The Horses of Sevilla …….(and don’t forget the mules!)
Springtime in Sevilla is my favorite time of year. The air is filled with the fragrance of orange blossoms and a cool, moist, stone smell that means the spring sun is baking dry the cobblestone streets and old stone buildings. It is always an exciting time of year because the city fills with people for… Continue reading The Horses of Sevilla …….(and don’t forget the mules!)

Exploring Italian Ceramics on the Amalfi Coast of Italy

Exploring Italian Ceramics on the Amalfi Coast of Italy
The three of us were sitting on two 125cc scooters on the Island of Capri, off the southern coast of Italy.  The day was a nice, early spring day; a little cool, a slight breeze, and a little overcast with a low cloud overhang.   My wife Pia, my son Vincent and I were set on… Continue reading Exploring Italian Ceramics on the Amalfi Coast of Italy