Salamanca-Avenida, European Champions!

Written by Admin on April 12th, 2011

The team of Salamanca – Halcón Avenida – won this sunday its first Euroleague match of female basketball in Russia against Spartak Moscow. They will receive a great honor at Plaza Mayor, Salamanca.


Learn Spanish with a movie with Spanish subtitles!

Written by Admin on March 29th, 2011

Movies in Spain
During the next 3 weeks Salamanca offers its well known movie & language festival, which take place the 28th time! For learning Spanish or any other languages in cinema there is a selection of current movies presented in their original language, subtitelt with Spanish. Many thanks to ‘cines van dyck’ in cooperation with ‘Official Language School Salamanca’.In this post, you can see the billboard, prices and schedules


Salamanca’s Gastronomy, The special taste of Spain

Written by Admin on March 11th, 2011

Gastronomy in SpainIt is quite a common mistake to sometimes confuse gastronomy with a catalogue of raw materials, recipes, restaurants or chefs with a lesser or greater media presence. At least in Salamanca (Spain), gastronomy is (and always has been) something quite different.


Quick guide for learning how to taste wines 2

Written by Admin on February 25th, 2011

If you’ve decided to do the hotel and training program for foreign professionals in Spanish hostelry, surely you’re interested in “wine tasting”.
During the course you can enjoy various activities to learn to identify a good wine, but with this little guide, through of three simple steps, you can start to become a great “taster” of wines.


Quick guide for learning how to taste wines

Written by Admin on January 18th, 2011

Quick guide for learning how to taste wines

There are more than 190 varieties of grapes which are cultivated in Spain. The most used are:

  • For red wines:  Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell.
  • For white wines:  Airén, Albariño, Verdejo.
  • For champagne:  Macabeo, Xarello, Parellada.
  • For fine wines: Palomino
  • For sweet wines: Moscatel, Pedro Ximénez

We have welcomed to our school a group of 20 professionals from the catering sector one week ago. Young people from all around the world have come to Spain to participate for 9 months in the “Training program for young professionals. Foreigners within spanish gastronomy.”, which is organized by Mester Academy and ICEX Institute (Spanish Foreign Trade Institute).

For 3 weeks these young professional chefs are attending to a specific course about gastronomy, catering, spanish grammar and vocabulary. After the course, during the afternoon, the group participates in different activities such as visiting traditional ovens, the High School Catering or, as well as last Tuesday, the wine tasting in the Tavern “Doctrinos”.  Each person could taste 4 different types of wine, one of them could be white. In addition, students have tried some of the typical Spanish specialities like cheese, chorizo (kind of sausage), salchichón (another type of sausage) or morcón (type of chorizo).

We all together spent a funny night in a good atmosphere, tasting good food and better  wine. J

After these 3 weeks in Salamanca, the attendants to our course will go to different parts of Spain in order to work and learn with the best and known Spanish chefs.

We hope they enjoy the experience and have fun during the stay between us!