La Rioja

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A protester with  “No More Bullfights” on his chest at Coliseo Balear bullring in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands. Photograph: Cati Cladera/EPA

Hundreds of animal rights activists protested outside the bullring in Palma de Mallorca at the weekend as bullfighting returned to the island for the(...)

The  stone houses in the  centre of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

For wine lovers, there are few better ways to spend a weekend than visiting some of the wine regions of Europe. While they are often less developed fo(...)

Five evening masterclasses in regional Spanish food and wine for €125

Jamie Oliver caused quite a stir by including chorizo in his paella recently, and the world of Spanish gastronomy wasn’t slow to let him know the erro(...)

Travel: Escape to España

Conil de la Frontera, Cadiz Why: This modern take on an Andalusian white town is within easy reach of Cadiz, Seville and Jerez, and boasts stretches (...)

Rioja expanded massively in the 1990s and at times the quality of the wine decreased.

I n the weeks before Christmas I spent a great deal of time standing in wine shops, inveigling customers into buying a copy of my wine book. One stor(...)

Knockranny House Hotel

Rua Deli, Bakery & Cafe in Castlebar, Co Mayo has come out on top as the overall winner of the Bord Bia Just Ask  Restaurant of the Year 2(...)

Any ideas on a self-catering dog-friendly holiday home that would suit 11 people and one dog in any location from Cork northwards to Galway/Dublin?(...)

The couple were married at the Church of the Annunciation, Bansha, Co Tipperary, with a reception at Kilshane House

Eamon Fitzgerald, managing director of a UK-based wine company, and nurse Ruth Gannon, both from Dublin, met through friends in London, where Ruth (...)

Cyclists take part in the Mallorca 312, a long-distance circumnavigation of the island by bike. Photographs: Mallorca312.com

‘This,” says one of my lycra-clad colleagues, “is what cycling is made for.” He waves a gloved hand in the direction of the sky (perfect blue), the(...)

Amie with an ie is mid-story when I arrive. I’m standing at the bor, listening in. She’s talking about the time she went to Tesco to do the weekly gro(...)

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