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Weather Report

Mallorca suffered a bit of a turmoil weather-wise over the last ten days. October 29th brought gale force winds and torrential rain to the Palma, Calvià and Andratx areas with the loss […]
Weather Report

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

La Gota Fría

The weather in Mallorca has been erratic this year as any local campesino would testify should you care to ask him. However, I dare say that one of the regular features […]
La Gota Fría

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

The Perseids

The Perseids are meteoric showers or shooting stars that can best be observed at this time of year. In Medieval Europe, the Perseids were also known as the Tears of Saint Lawrence. […]
The Perseids

Tequila Sunrise

Place some crushed ice cubes into a chilled glass. Pour the Tequila over the ice and top up with orange juice. Stir well to mix. Slowly pour the grenadine (hence the sunrise […]
Tequila Sunrise

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 […]