From farm to glass in Barcelona: the story of Estrella Damm and its homegrown, world-class beer

The lager — made from ingredients harvested near the brewery in Barcelona — is known for its distinctive taste that’s savoured in bars, restaurants and homes around the globe. But when it comes to its creation, things remain strictly Mediterranean.

Homage to Catalonia

Culture buffs will lose their hearts on a bike tour of Catalonia — a rugged, pine-scented coastal region that Salvador Dalí called home. Far beyond the hubs of mass tourism this two-wheeled trip reveals hill-top towns, wild beaches and the training paths of Lance Armstrong

Catalonia: Wind of change

A growing appetite for independence means these are interesting times for Catalonia. A journey through this proud corner of Spain, from snowy peaks to sandy shores, reveals a defiant, charismatic spirit

Catalonia: A slippery slope

I can't stop thinking about food — last night's melt-in-the-mouth steak and deep, rich Rioja affirming the resort's reputation for outstanding cuisine.

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