Wine from Yecla, Murcia Spain

Findings from archaeological excavations in the area have confirmed that grape growing and wine production has been practiced in this area for over two thousand years and was probably introduced by the ancient Romans. There was a period of expansion at the end of the...

Wine from Jumilla, Murcia, Spain

Jumilla Wine and Bodegas There are many Bodegas and wine shops in Jumila, there is a strong wine tourist theme. Jumilla is the primary wine–growing region of the whole of Murcia and perhaps the best–known exported wine from the region. Red and rosé wines are...

Bodegas in Bullas, Murcia, Spain

Carrascalejo Bodega This bodega belongs to the Pidal family and was founded in 1850. It’s located between Bullas and Cehegín; you can just spot a sign for it as you drive out of Bullas on the main motorway. The winery is situated underneath the family noble house from...

Murcia Wine Guide

There are two classifications of Murcian wine: Vinos de la Tierra and in Murcia these are from Abanilla and Campo de Cartagena; and DOC, which implies that the wine only comes from a particular area, with a particular set of grapes and that the conditions of...

Visit the Mar Menor in Spain

The Mar Menor is a closed sea which maintains a warm sea temperature whatever time of the year (except December and January when only the most hardy Brits will brave the waters!), with an average of 18 degrees centigrade. The Romans and the Arabs built thermal baths...

Market Days in the Murcia Region

There are plenty of markets around. Most towns have a particular market day, some of which are included here. The markets in Murcia sell everything from fruit and vegetables, fish and meat to hair dryers and CDs. Monday - Beniel, Caravaca de la Cruz , Cartagena,...

Local Murcia Food Specialities

Throughout our book, Going Native In Murcia, and this website you’ll find many references to the food and drink of the region. We make no apologies for dedicating a lot of time to this subject. As we researched the book our favourite pastimes were checking out bars...

The Opera is Like Sex (Allegedly)

“The opera is a bit like sex: you never know how long it will last and you’ll feel a fool if you clap in the middle.” I don’t recall who coined these words, it was probably Mark Twain he had a way with a scurrilous comment and is attributed for all sorts of funnies,...

Three Free Ebooks For Christmas!

During five days Andalucian author, Simon Hugh Wheeler, is giving away free, three of his e-book titles.Santa's Night Off. A comedy for all the family, in the form of a movie script, about what would happen if Santa was sick on Christmas Eve. Mrs Claus gets into all...

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