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Top 5 Spanish Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you have ever travelled to Spain it’s not hard to fall in love with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes across this wonderful country. Pure Spain has some of the most wonderful food, wine, kitchenware and Spanish gift ideas Here is our favourite selection of gift ideas for Mother’s Day… Spanish Chocolate Gifts     Arguably, it was the Read More…

Christmas Dinner Parties – Choose the right water

Dinner Party season is upon us and whether for family gatherings or good friends, keeping your guests hydrated will prevent sore heads the following day! Paying close attention to the food and wine are obvious priorities, but according to the Daily Mail: “Napkins and water – so many people forget these, especially water. They’re so important to have on the Read More…

Santamania Gin

Distilled and bottled in Madrid, Santamania London dry is handcrafted in small batches and looks to prioritise quality over cheaper quantity. Making the Gin by hand means that the quantities are kept low – around 800 bottles per year. Compare that to the industrial quantities of the likes of Bombay Sapphire in Hampshire who produce nearly 2.4 million cases per Read More…

A Hamper is not just for Christmas!

It is often said that “its not what we give but how much thought we put into the giving that matters” and that is something that resonates with us at Pure Spain! The ‘hamper” is the perfect solution to ensure you choose a thoughtful, practical and suitable gift whether for business or pleasure. What is a hamper? Most people would Read More…

Txakoli – Pitch Perfect with a plate of Pintxos

If Txakoli is good enough for the sybarites of San Sebastián – where you’ll rarely go more than a few minutes without being reminded that the city has more Michelin stars per capita than any other place in the world – then it should prove popular with a plate of pintxos anywhere. And Txakoli, meaning wine from a village – Read More…

Spanish Balsamic Vinegar

The origins of Balsamic Vinegar date back to 1046 when the Roman Emperor Henry the Third was passing through the Reggio Emilia region of Italy and received a bottle of vinegar as a gift. Linguistically the origins of the word Balsamic date back to the English Middle Ages as an adjective from the noun balsam, meaning “any substance able to Read More…

Flor de Sal – the purest form of Sea Salt

We recently visited the salt flats of D’ Es Trenc, in Mallorca, as we wanted to understand a little more about the salt we import. Sal d’Es Trenc are the only producers of Flor de Sal in the Balearics . In days gone by salt was used as a form of payment to Roman soldiers. “salarium”. . .the soldier’s pay Read More…

GIN O’CLOCK

Did you know that Spain is one of the largest consumers of Gin in the World. That’s a lot of Gin. In days gone by, the British had very little choice when it came to Gin: There was pretty much just Gordon’s and Beefeater. But these days as the Internet has removed geographic boundaries your choices have expanded. The Gin Read More…

Jamón Ibérico Buying Guide

Firstly a Jamon is not just for Christmas! There’s never a bad time to eat good Jamon Iberico. The budget discounters made a splash last year by selling a Leg of Serrano Ham for £39.99 or £5.71 a kilo. To be fair that is a tempting price for a leg of Spanish ham. But, and it’s a big but, not Read More…

Spanish Herbs & Spices

With Spanish Food it’s all about the ingredients. Most dishes have only a handful if ingredient. Take Paella – a good seafood paella will have only about a dozen ingredient. But they way to bring the flavours to life is seasoning. And boy does Spain have a some excellent spices and seasonings. No respectable Spanish dish would be without our Read More…