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Ànima Negra

In 1994, three young wine enthusiasts from Felanitx decided that they wanted to create a vino tinto from the Mallorcan Callet grape variety that would be better than your average […]
Ànima Negra

Juicy Grapes

I was pleased to see this year’s first Mallorcan grapes on sale in the local markets, a week ago; they tasted really good, by the way. I was surprised, however, to read in […]
Juicy Grapes

Air Plants

Air plants are a common sight in Mallorca. Air plants are of the genus Tillandsia, family Bromeliaceae. They don’t appear to grow in the open landscape here, as it is not an indigenous […]
Air Plants

Dog Days

There is a proverb in Mallorca saying “Sa monja l’encén i es frare l’apaga [the nun alights it and the monk puts it out]” in reference to the period of Summer’s heat, […]
Dog Days

Amapolas

The weather in Mallorca has been nothing but unusual this year. Almond blossoms were in bloom a good six weeks before their time. We had less than the normal amount […]