Category Archives: Andalucia

Checking Sugar Levels of Grapes in Vineyard

From early July we test the sugar levels of the grapes every three days or so. This is done using a refractometer, which measures┬áthe grape juice by its refractive index. A shadow line is reflected on a glass plate inside … Continue reading

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Harvest / Vendimia 2012

The day of the harvest, this year the 27th August, had a feel of excitement like the first day of a holiday. The whole focus of a years work, from cutting and shaping to sulphering gently each plant by hand, … Continue reading

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Secret pools of Genal River at Venta San Juan

I am going to tell you about a secret place. It is a place of laughter and of splashing and of families eating in dappled light. On a hot summers day this is the place to be. A crystal clear, … Continue reading

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Long lunch at Estacion San Pablo de Buceite

A long lunch at a railway station restaurant with trains passing by every hour or so may not be at the top of most people’s list. However this restaurant is different and a long lunch here is a joy. Quite … Continue reading

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Cake making day – for a change

I decided to make some cakes today because I had all the right ingredients in my fridge and store cupboard and we had run out of biscuits to have with our tea! The recipe I followed was from the website: … Continue reading

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