Remnants of Valencia’s Moorish Period

It's amazing what you can find if you just dig a little deeper. We were wandering El Carmen today (our old neighborhood here in Valencia, Spain) showing my youngest daughter and her boyfriend around the city a bit. I happened upon the International House Spanish school near Tossal plaza in central El Carmen and noticed …

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Requena Wine Fair and Harvest Festival

I enjoy glasses of wine few and far between these days, but the history, art and science behind it is fascinating.

Julia Eats

Two days ago we boarded a train to the wine village of Requena for the Feria Requenense del Vino – the Requena Wine Fair. Requena is part of the Utiel-Requena D.O. (Denomination of Origin), the most extensive wine producing region of the Valencian community. The native red grape Bobal makes up 75% of the grapes grown in this area. Recent generations of wine makers have begun producing high quality wines from Bobal and our goal was to discover more of them.

Bodegas Murviedro Requena Wine Fair Valencia Bodegas Murviedro – One of the largest, most well-known wineries of Valencia

The Feria Requenense del Vino (also called Ferevin) is a separate event that takes place during the Requena Harvest Festival held at the end of August, just around the time the first grape harvests begin. Ferevin is also an organization that promotes the wines of the region of Valencia. This is their most important wine event of…

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