Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Why do we Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

St. Patrick's Day is a day that I have always enjoyed; wearing green, pinching those who forget, and an excuse to hit my favorite Irish pubs for some delicious Guinness! As I saw the day coming up on my calendar this year, I starting to think about my plans and where to celebrate. Before long, I was thinking even more deeply about the day, and became curious as to why we celebrate it in the first place and why it has become such a big holiday in the United States. Strangely enough, it was not at all what I previously thought, and I bet that you will be shocked too. Take a look to learn the brief history of Saint Patrick, the myths and facts around him, and the evolution of St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Beer Scene in Catalonia

Surrounding the Mediterranean, there is an abundance of wine and spirits and a passion for the history and terroir associated with them. Reds, whites, rosés, sparkling, still, sipping cocktails, pastis, absinthes… and the list could go on. The one player that doesn’t usually make its way onto the list  in these regions is beer. Beer can now be found nearly everywhere in the world so why does the Mediterranean not have their own classic style? There are many reasons as to why this might be the case, but more importantly is that the lack of a great beer scene and style will soon be a thing of the past. With this unclaimed product available to any who will take it, the Catalan region has tested the waters and is now trailblazing their way to owning this piece of what will become history.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Antoni Gaudí - Expand your knowledge of the Catalan culture

If you're about to go on vacation to a new place you have never visited, you're likely one of the many who will search to find some of the top attractions in that city, state, or country. That's smart, because who would want to miss out on most popular attractions worth seeing? Top attractions usually include things like seeing the Eiffel Tower, a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, a visit to Big Ben, or to go see the Colosseum. So when you think of Barcelona, what are the big attractions that you want to see? The answer, whether you have to do a search for it or not, is undoubtedly going to be the iconic works of Antoni Gaudí.

 Antoni Gaudí