Dec 18, 2016 – It’s day six of the 12 Days of Dig, and we are breaking out our inner Spanish flair.
FESTINA CHRONOBIKE SPECIAL EDITION. The former official timekeeper of the Tour de France, Festina, has been a cycling sponsor for more than 25 years and in 2016 it launched a Chrono Bike collection of watches. This special edition watch is constructed with blue, ion-plated steel, features a Japanese quartz battery and is water resistant to 100 meters. Festina is now located in Barcelona. festina.com
DELUXE PAELLA KIT. Let’s be honest. You’ve always wanted to make paella, but the “exotic” ingredients and mystical process has kept you from trying? Fear not. There is a kit for $150 including a Peregrino stainless pan, recipes and enough ingredients for a small crowd. Vámanos! tienda.com
MCENROE. Basque indie pop band McEnroe is worth checking out. After independently releasing its first few albums, the group was signed by Subterfuge Records in 2007. Start with the album “Las Orillas” and keep exploring from there. subterfuge.com
MATADOR OUTFIT. So you’ve read “Death in the Afternoon” and watched Madonna’s “Take a Bow” video in which she plays the neglected lover of bullfighter Emilio Muñoz. You are in your mid-40s and you want to take things to the next level. Spice it up a bit. You could save up about 1,600 euros and get yourself an authentic matador outfit created by a Spanish tailor. Make it happen. Flamencoexport.com
LEPANTO SOLERA GRAN RESERVA. So, you can’t get the watch or the matador outfit yet, but you are feeling Spanish after reading this issue. Consider Lepanto Brandy de Jerez. Made from Palomino grapes and aged for 15 years. LePanto has been distilling brandy in Spain since 1886. acespirits.com