surinenglish

14:38

THE EURO ZONE

One thing is certain

Despite their provisional nature, the latest GDP forecasts do show one thing very clearly: that to avoid further economic damage, Spain's Socialist-led government must do all it can to avoid a second nationwide quarantine

Mark Nayler

14:36

food & drink

Spit or swallow?

When I started in the business, one of the hardest self-restraints at tastings was to learn to spit out good wine rather than swallow it. What a waste, I used to think, almost an insult to the poor winemaker. There must be a better way

ANDREW J. LINN

16:06

REVIEW

Gobsmacked

Two showstopping exhibitions. One spotlighting masks...

GEORGINA OLIVER

16:04

food & drink

The French Paradox

How do the French eat four times as much butter and 60 per cent more cheese than other nations, and still stay slim and healthy with, allegedly, no more heart disease than anyone else?

ANDREW J. LINN

16:03

THE EURO ZONE

Deep freeze

The mutual animosity between the governing Socialists and the conservative Popular Party (PP) was on display again this week

Mark Nayler

16:01

THE MUSIC MAKER

Dave culture

The dreary hipsters at TwitFace headquarters need to introduce a 'rolling-on-the-floor-laughing-but-not-in-a-good-way' option and, crucially, it needs to be anonymous

Peter Edgerton

16:00

THE BOTTOM LINE

Six months wasted

They have had six months to organise getting everyone back in the classroom and they have done nothing

Héctor Barbotta

15:22

THE BOTTOM LINE

Silly season

Though the nights are clearly drawing in and autumn is just around the corner, there are few signs to suggest it strange time is drawing to an end

Jennie Rhodes

15:20

THE MUSIC MAKER

Ancient Stones

The truth is, Rolling Stones albums in their entirety were never very good

Peter Edgerton

15:01

THE EURO ZONE

One size doesn't fit all

The disparities between the number of new Covid cases recorded in different regions of Spain highlight the flaws of a centralised approach to the virus

Mark Nayler

15:01

food & drink

Record grape harvest - for what?

A bumper harvest would mean millions more bottles to be enjoyed at home, in restaurants, and exported. Usually...

ANDREW J. LINN

15:24

THE EURO ZONE

Recovery effort

Nadia Calviño, one of the country's four deputy prime ministers, said this week that the "revival is under way". But it's not the first time that she has spun this line...

Mark Nayler

15:22

THE MUSIC MAKER

Complimentary medicine

I think it would be better if we praised each other only for what we'd actually worked for, rather than any God given gifts

Peter Edgerton

15:04

food & drink

Listmania

Wines of course have been graded for decades, but do we really need to be insulted by media giant CNN's latest suggestions?

ANDREW J. LINN

12:41

THE EURO ZONE

A punishing season

One thing is becoming increasingly clear: the biggest problem for Spanish tourism and hospitality is no longer the virus itself, it's the measures taken to control an exhausted and baffled public

Mark Nayler