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More Murviedro Metal

More Murviedro Metal

Murviedro’s Cepas Viejas 2014 (100% Bobal) received yet another gold medal at the Guilbert&Gaillard competition in París. Furthermore their Santerra Brut Chardonnay (100%Chardonnay), also went gold and was the only Spanish cava to do so at…

More Stars in Valencia

More Stars in Valencia

Personally I would think twice about consulting a rubber tyre manufacturer before choosing a restaurant, and yet thousands or even millions consult the Michelin Guide, and their stars are much…

Carlos Tiscar’s Nooks and Crannies

Carlos Tiscar’s Nooks and Crannies

Carlos Tíscar (1964) holds a degree in industrial design from the School of Applied Arts in Valencia, majoring in industrial design. He is also a graduate of the Scuola Politecnica…

Royo Opens in India

Royo Opens in India

Valencian bathroom fittings company Royo has created a subsidiary company in Bombay, India called Royo Kothari India. Royo Group is one of Valencia’s, and Spain’s, most international companies. Evidence of this…

Guruwalk; Opening up the World

Guruwalk; Opening up the World

Juan Castillo is a restless man, and like most entrepreneurs, he is constantly on the lookout for opportunities, although unlike many other entrepreneurs, he isn’t only interested in the bottom…

Sorolla Triumphs in London (again).

Sorolla Triumphs in London (again).

Valencia’s emblematic painter, Joaquin Sorolla went on sale at Sotheby’s in London on 13th December 2017, when four of his paintings went under the auctioneer’s hammmer. The works were  ‘Tarde Tormentosa’,…

Pomegranate Autumn

Pomegranate Autumn

In 711 AD North African Arabs occupied Valencia and most of the Iberian Peninsular, and brought with them many things that would become an essential part of the Valencian identity,…

ChatterPlant: the Secret Life of UPV

ChatterPlant: the Secret Life of UPV

As a teacher and parent I often feel that I’m talking to the wall. Now somebody has invented the next best thing. With ChatterPlant you can talk to a tulip,…

The Wayne in Spain

The Wayne in Spain

Which Spanish village has seen John Wayne on horseback shooting pesky Indians and David Niven arriving in a hot air balloon? The answer is Chinchón, a monumental village with a…

The Concrete Orchard

The Concrete Orchard

Although we live in a concrete jungle, we often find ourselves wishing we were walking among century-old olive trees, enjoy the warm embrace of nature, or wandering through sugar cane…

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