THE MERCANTILE TRUTH BEHIND THE “LUCKY 12 GRAPES” OF THE NEW YEAR IN SPAIN

THE MERCANTILE TRUTH BEHIND THE “LUCKY 12 GRAPES” OF THE NEW YEAR IN SPAIN »

29 Dec, 2018
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In 1909 the Spanish winegrowers had such a bountiful harvest there was an excess of supply over demand. They had to think of a way to dispose of the surplus. They told the people eating a grape with each stroke of the clock toward the magic hour will bring prosperity throughout the new year. If, on the other hand, you don't join the ritual, you're cursed.That sent people scrambling to buy the grapes!

THE NEW KING AND A NEW ERA

THE NEW KING AND A NEW ERA »

23 Jun, 2014
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¡Viva España. Viva el Rey! (A blog on the day Felipe VI was proclaimed king by the joint session of the Spanish parliament)

EDITOR’S BLOG: Tio Pepe is Back!

EDITOR’S BLOG: Tio Pepe is Back! »

10 May, 2014
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The sight of Tio Pepe back in all his Andalusian garbo brought a lump to many throats

FROM THE SHELVES TO THE STREETS ON BOOK DAY

FROM THE SHELVES TO THE STREETS ON BOOK DAY »

28 Apr, 2014
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“Book Day is a day when books bounce off the shelves and into the streets”