2nd National Competition, Paella de Cullera, a VÍ Vid report.

                                                                Cullera, a pretty seaside town is half an hour to the South of Valencia at the furthest edge of the Albufera Natural Park and its rice fields. It sits at the mouth of the River Jucar and is well-known for its many quality restaurants and fishing port.                 On May 23rd it held the II Concurso Nacional Paella de Cullera which within the two years of its creation has consolidated itself as a major gastronomic event in Valencia´s annual calendar. This is []

VÍ Vid Reviews Restaurante Nazaret, Puçol.

The coast to the North of Valencia is dotted with seaside annexes to the towns of the Horta Nord, Rafelbuñol, El Puig and finally before Sagunto the town of Puçol. Its bright blue-green clear sea,  and its clean sandy beaches are amongst some of the most popular and picturesque with that fabulous light that parts of the Mediterranean are famed for. It has many restaurants plying their trade with tapas, fresh fish, and traditional (and new) rice dishes. A combination of an []

Bodegas Murviedro and `La Pepica´ Launch New Wines..A VÍ Vid Report.

Thursday, 27 April, Bodegas Murviedro and Restaurante `La Pepica´ launched a new range of wines, designed both to accompany Valencian Gastronomy and to be ambassadors for Valencia in the export Market. Murviedro are the Valencian arm of the Swiss owned Bodegas Schenk. They are approaching their 90th anniversary later this year and are continuously developing their range of wines and cavas with grapes sourced from across the Valencian community. This year apart from launching La Pepica´s new wines, they have introduced a []

VÍ Vid with ASEV at La Maritima tasting Bodega Tradición Sherries.

As a number of our colleagues have pointed out, Spring and Sherry goes together. The Jerez region of Spain holds its Sherry Festival every other year in Spring and last year Valencia hosted International Sherry Week in Las Arenas Hotel. This year it is the turn of ASEV, the Valencian Sumilleres and Winelovers Association and its President Marilú Martin  to host an event – a tasting of the sherries and brandy from Bodegas Tradición in La Maritima, the restaurant in Valencia´s iconic []

Dacsa creates the Valencian `Paella League´.

The name `Dacsa´ is synonymous with rice  but its origin lies in the Valencian word for corn. The family firm based in Almasséra in Valencia´s Horta Nord was formed in 1968 to support the brewing industry. In 1982 they moved into the rice business as well, one of the best know trademarks in the Valencian Community. In 2000 they were founder members, together with several other producers, of the governing body of the Denomination of Origin for Valencian Rice, set up to []