Txakolí (Cha-cou-lee): sparkling white wine!

Txakoli is a slightly sparkling, dry white wine with high acidity and low alcohol content produced in the Basque Country. A ¨must¨ if you visit!

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Iberian Pork: Not the other white meat...

Curing pork is an ancient tradition in Spain. The Iberian pig is a healthy meat making machine which has been responsible for preserving 300 million hectares of land for more than 2000 years in Spanish territory.

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Patxaran: The Basque Digestif

Patxaran* Late summer is time for sloe berries. In the markets of the Basque Country farm stands display baskets of what appear to be blueberries. They are not, as you will soon discover should you rashly pop one into your mouth. But soak them in anis for a few months and you've got Patxaran, the Basque after dinner drink. A deep red anise flavored digestif , it is de rigueur at Basque tables on both sides of the Pyrenees.

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