Passion for Spain & Latin America

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Dieter Wiggert

Discover these drinks – Part 4

Gin Mare with Tonic Gin Mare is as original as it is unmistakable. It speaks of the Mediterranean with botanical notes of juniper, thyme, rosemary, basil, arbequina olives and lemon and orange peel. Here are two ways to prepare a gin and tonic with Gin Mare: a) The simplest is

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Dieter Wiggert

Discover these drinks – Part 3

Gin Vanagandr Premium gins have been in fashion for some time now.. While traditionally most of us were quite content with a gin and tonic made with standard brands like MG or Larios, occaisonally pushing the boat out with Gin Rives or the legendary Fockink, today times have moved on.

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Dieter Wiggert

Discover these drinks – Part 2

So here we go with part 2 of my “Discover these drinks” series  I hope it is of your interest, and if you have any suggestions, contact me. Any input is appreciated.Please note all prices are approximate. UTHOPIA Verdejo Frizzante, 5,5º Uthopia has a low alcohol grade (5.5º), a fine

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Dieter Wiggert

6 Spanish drinks to discover

Every three months I plan to post a list with six Spanish and Latin American alcoholic beverages. Apart from red and white wine, I’ll also include recommendations for rosé wines, sweet and fine wines, brandy, gin, piscos etc..I hope you find it interesting. Any feedback is appreciated. Bear in mind

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Amanda and Dieter

Hello everybody!

Greetings from Salamanca, Spain and welcome to our BLOG.

We've been living in Spain for over 30 years and are looking forward to sharing insights and experiences about our much loved adopted home.

Rather than providing a trot through every city or an exhaustive what to do list when in a place, posts focus on a few of our favourite things. Places to eat, stay, drives, sunsets will feature. Some well known, some secret. And wine, cooking, sport and Spanish treats too.

Amanda Wiggert McCarthy

"I'm calling to tell you that you are going to Salamanca next year on some new EU wheeze called Erasmus. I forgot to pick anyone last term. Going to take the first three I find who speak Spanish. ¿Tú hablas español, no?"

And so I landed in Salamanca and it all began ...

Dieter Wiggert

I was nineteen and aboard a train in Germany when a brochure left behind on the seat beside me entitled “Learn Spanish in Spain” caught my eye. It was packed with Spanish schools dotted all over Spain.

One city had a name that was so appealing I said it to myself out loud a few times: Salamanca. And that was that. Just a few weeks later I Ianded up here.

We hope to have shared our love of Spanish and Latin America
and will be back soon to paint more pictures in your mind…

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