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Cod with ‘Capilla’ sauce

18 October, 2016

This cod stands for traditional values. From serving daily lunches to becoming a trendy gastro-bar on the region’s gastronomic itineraries, in late 2011, La Capilla de Palacio turned its image and design around completely to invest in new trends.  “We haven’t turned our backs on simplicity in the kitchen, but we’re now looking to give… Read more »

Wild mushrooms with lamb sweetbreads

10 October, 2016

Setas con mollejas de cordero

An iconic spot, just about to celebrate its first century of life, whose walls have been infused with 20th century history in Alcázar de San Juan since the premises was founded in 1917. Because of this, and perhaps also because of the name it is associated with, ‘Viña E’, (each letter to identify a vineyard… Read more »

Barbecued octopus with langoustines and DO La Mancha Verdejo

10 August, 2016

In summertime, there’s nothing better than doing a gastronomy route and discovering new culinary experiences, trying new flavours and aromas and tasting other varieties and wines from our wine-growing region. We’ve visited one of the most multi-faceted premises in the nerve centre of Alcázar de San Juan, gastrobar La Cayetana, headed by Mariano Díaz-Miguel. As… Read more »

Pisto manchego versus ratatouille

9 August, 2016

The large pisto of Villanueva de los Infantes will try to set the Guinness World Record Next 4th of September there is a challenge to do: make the largest pisto manchego in the world. Since October 2014, the record “weighs” 563 kilograms of ratatouille and it was achieved on the set of Chez Remy in… Read more »

Red tuna salad with DO La Mancha Chardonnay

2 August, 2016

Ensalada de atún rojo

It’s time to enjoy with this red tuna salad, a fresh and varied set of flavours paired with DO La Mancha Chardonnay. In summertime there’s nothing better than eating something that provides a range of flavours and a different kind of freshness on the palate. At the restaurant of Hotel Insula Barataria in Alcázar de San… Read more »

5 TV characters who love wine

2 August, 2016

Olivia Pope (Scandal) - wine TV

There’s nothing better than a glass of wine and a good TV show. These fictional characters really are wine lovers! The great cultural tradition of European countries is to consume wine at table with food. Now, you can enjoy a great glass of wine (red, white, rosé, etc) in different moments. For example watching your… Read more »

5 Amazing Wine Cork Portraits

18 July, 2016

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain

Corks can be used not only as wine bottle stoppers but also to do astonishing pieces of art. As D.O. La Mancha wine drinkers, we’ve popped our corks, but just tossing them out shouldn’t be the end of their lives. Cork is just another name for the bark of particular oak tree (Quercus Suber), which… Read more »

Frozen yogurt and berries.

20 June, 2016


Good weather is coming and ice creams are a one of the most recurrent desserts. They are a delicatessen that needs no excuse to be enjoyed, and if they are as the one we are occupies today in this article, hundred percent natural, even more. In the photograph you can see a Greek yogurt ice… Read more »

Los suelos en La Mancha

15 June, 2016

El suelo manchego refleja la buena evolución del viñedo

  Vasta en horizontes, con un clima de interior, fuertemente continentalizado en el rigor térmico de sus temperaturas (de -15 en invierno a 42 en verano) y unas precipitaciones anuales no muy abundantes (300/400 mm.), ciertamente, La Mancha dibuja un panorama lejos de aquellas campiñas idílicas  que imaginaba nuestro Hidalgo Caballero, Don Quijote. Sin embargo,… Read more »

Green pruning

8 June, 2016

We know the benefits of green pruning, a work done before the flowering period in spring to ensure a better production quality of the grapes It is done when the clusters are still tender and easy to use, and no use of scissors is necessary, several months in advance to the harvest period. The clusters… Read more »

Wine: Your great ally in the “bikini mission”

6 June, 2016

With the arrival of spring and heat, many of us begin to think about the possible amount of weight gained during the winter period and seek a solution to that possible overweight to get ready for the summer, thinking about our summer clothes, but especially in the garment of excellence during summer: the bikini and… Read more »

Corks recycling to order mobile phone headphones

2 June, 2016

Reciclar corcho para recoger auriculares

Recycling is necessary, and recycling corks is easy and fun. In this article we are going to teach you how to recycle a cork from a bottle of wine in a very useful item so that you can organize your mobile headphones.   When I first saw this idea I thought: “Is there anything better… Read more »

The wines from Cervantes ancient time

17 May, 2016

DO La Mancha wines, return to the city of the 3 cultures, Toledo, on a very special year since it is the gastronomic capital of the region and the city remembers the typical dishes that are represent in Don Quixote. If there is a period of artistic and historical supremacy regarding the culture of wine… Read more »