Living

Mr Brown and Mr Green

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Erardo Ferrer of Lanzarote Abogados tells us about two real case histories that show that it still makes sense to review any mortgage taken out between 2000 and 2018. Names have been changed to preserve client confidentiality.

Paradise in Haría

The centre of the town of Haría is home to one of the most important gardens on Lanzarote – a plot that David Riebold has dedicated to the native plant life of the island. It’s a fascinating, inspiring place that we had the immense pleasure of visiting last month.

Escalivada

Escalivada in Catalan means “cooked on the heat of charcoal”, and this tasty side dish of succulent roasted vegetables is a Catalan speciality, traditionally cooked in ashes or over a barbecue. If you can cook your veggies over this type of heat source your escalivada will have a delicious smoky flavour, However, if you don’t have the means to cook them like this, then an oven that cooks at 180° is fine.

Teguise – The Living Past

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Tour guide David Penney takes us on an easy stroll through the history of Lanzarote's ancient capital, Teguise.

Craftsmanship in a bottle

This month, Lanzarote will begin its wine harvest – the earliest to take place anywhere in Europe. Grapes will be picked from more than a thousand plots located all over the island: in back gardens, in the craters of volcanos, in the bizarre landscape of La Geria and in the malpais (badlands) of the north.

Lanzarote Wine Guide

Look north from the La Geria bodega to the horizon and you'll see an unending sea of volcanic ash and gravel, dotted with the horse-shoe shaped walls that are the hallmark of this landscape and stretching towards the mystical volcanoes in the distance.

The perfect match

Maridaje (marriage) is a much more evocative term for combining wine with food than the English word “pairing”. And on an island where wine is a way of life, it's also taken seriously. It's not a science, however, and the rules are more like suggestions. The important thing is that you make your own connections.

A holiday in a glass

Lanzarote does at least two things brilliantly: tourism and wine, and recently the two have been coming together like never before. Wine is now joining sun, sand and sea as one of the reasons to visit this amazing little island.

Wine in the kitchen

On an island such as Lanzarote, wine is an important ingredient in the kitchen, bringing depth of flavour to all types of dishes. Here are three fantastic recipes that all require a slosh or two of wine to be truly perfect, and which are perfectly suited for Lanzarote vintages.

Buying Lanzarote Wine

There are scores of different wines available on Lanzarote, and it's always worth picking up an interesting new bottle or two. Here are the best places to do it.