Fancy a vermut?

As they did last April and May, the Town Hall in Palamós is launching an initiative again this spring, involving 23 local bars, to promote “going for a vermut”. This will involve live street music, many shops opening on Sunday mornings and, most importantly, vermouth plus a tapa at very economical prices in each of the designated bars, with the aim of attracting visitors to the town on Sundays. You can find out when and where these free live concerts are happening here.  (And don’t forget, it’s doesn’t have to be vermouth – and it doesn’t have to be Sunday!) 😉

If you’d like to read a short history of vermut, just check-out our previous blog.

¡Carnaval!

It’s that time of year again and Carnaval is almost upon us again but do you know about the origins of this festival?

Carnaval, as we know it today, comes from an originally Catholic event, but one which has its roots in traditional European pagan celebrations that revolved around the spring equinox. This marked the shift from winter to summer; darkness to light.

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Let’s go for a Vermut!

As some of you may, or may not, have noticed, there is a tradition here amongst the locals of going out for an aperitif before Sunday lunch. And not just any old aperitif, but a vermut! Of course, it’s not forbidden to drink something other than a vermut and people do partake of other beverages too but, whatever you drink, the custom is often referred to as “going for a vermut”! Continue reading “Let’s go for a Vermut!”