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A Stroll Around Jerez

A Stroll Around Jerez

Boasting a lovely old centre that is largely pedestrianised, cobblestoned lanes lined with fragrant orange trees, and countless plazas boasting fountains, sculptures and alfresco cafés, Jerez is a real treat to explore on foot. Here’s a stroll around Jerez for you to do. We recommend...
Jerez Take-Homes: Flamenco Accessories

Jerez Take-Homes: Flamenco Accessories

Jerez doesn’t really cater to tourists, so there are few souvenir shops, which is what we love about it. So you need to get creative when it comes to looking for something to take home. Sherry and foodstuffs are an obvious choice, but for girls...
DIY Sherry Tasting

DIY Sherry Tasting

In our last post we lamented the fact that Jerez’s lovely wine bodegas do not offer proper informative, horizontal tastings of their sherry and brandy products – not even the famous Gonzalez Byass Bodega, home of Tio Pepe. Somewhat frustrated, we decided to do our...
Eating Out in Jerez

Eating Out in Jerez

Eating out in Jerez is all about grazing and grazing is what you should do here. Even when the locals sit down to eat, in contrast to snacking on tapas while standing up at the bar, they rarely go for three courses, so do as the...
The Artisans of Algodonales

The Artisans of Algodonales

There is something very special about the smell of wood in a workshop, the sound of hammering and sawing, the lack of noisy power tools, and the relative calm at which artisans go about their work. Which is why we travelled to the white village...
Jerez Playlist: Sebastian Lapostol’s Flamenco Picks

Jerez Playlist: Sebastian Lapostol’s Flamenco Picks

A couple of roving gypsy guitarists performing in a little bar in Malaga are responsible for igniting Sebastian Lapostol’s passion for flamenco. For many years he split his time between Jerez and Fez, Morocco, where he owned a guesthouse in the medina, but he’s now...
Jerez, the Heartbeat of Flamenco

Jerez, the Heartbeat of Flamenco

Jerez is fondly known as the home of flamenco – Jerez-based flamenco guitarist Sebastian Lapostol calls it “the true heartbeat of flamenco” – and while some aficionados say that flamenco here lacks the sophistication of flamenco in Seville or Madrid, it is exactly this, Jerez’s...
Huevos con Chorizo (Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo) recipe

Huevos con Chorizo (Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo) recipe

This is my favourite breakfast dish ever — huevos con chorizo. My Huevos con Chorizo (Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo) recipe deviates from the classic Mexican one. Choosing this fortnight’s edition of Weekend Eggs from Jerez was difficult. I wanted to make huevos a la Flamenca,...