Box Store Olive Oil Not Up to Par – Even in Spain!

More than half of the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) sold in Spanish supermarkets and superstores does not pass standardized taste tests.  Wow! This, according to an article recently published in El Pais (a leading newspaper of Spain).  See article here. Of course this is controversial.  Olive oil merchants are intent on making a profit, and one …

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Seville Beauty Pageant – The April Fair Parade

It is April and here in Andalusia, the annual Beauty Pageant has started in Seville.  For months now the beauties of Andalusia have been on a special diet and exercising daily.  Days are counted down as each contestant's hair is brushed and they are told they are the most beautiful creation in the world. I …

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Golfing Andalusia – Where up is down, and left bounces off ivy vines covering the old club house

This past weekend, I participated in a golf tournament at Arcos de la Frontera.  Arcos de la Frontera is one of the fabled "white villages" of southern Spain.  I have visited and poked around Arcos on several occasions with my family and friends that come to visit but I had no idea that there was …

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Free Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sample with each Pottery Purchase

I woke in a marketing mood today!  And can't help but share some of our GringCool news. Starting this week, we ship a free sample of Spanish extra virgin olive oil with each purchase of pottery from our online store (www.gringocool.com).  The free samples are 30 ml (about 2 tablespoons). Below is our instructions that …

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