La Más Bonita: Get the Island Feel Without Leaving Valencia


Talking about La Más Bonita means talking about good food and good taste. Their three restaurants in Valencia (Patacona, Ruzafa and Chiringuito) are all more than proof of this. All three feature an island vibe, but you can really feel it at La Más Bonita Patacona, with its aesthetics reminiscent of the typical houses on …

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“Architecture is what helps us feel like a society”


Carme Pinós (Barcelona, 1954) knew she would be an architect by the age of 14. What she had envisioned for her future became an indisputable reality. She sees architecture as the space where we socialize, and she doesn’t like talking about “success,” because it is one of those words that encumbers our society. She speaks …

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Layover 16: Australia


Calling Australia a wine country doesn’t do it justice. We’re talking about an entire continent, an area so vast, it was imagined and named before it was even explored: Terra Australis. Over 165,000 hectares under vine distributed across 3,000 square kilometers. Australia is a rara avis in the geography of wine. Isolated in the far …

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TV shows and documentaries for wine lovers


Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime Video… everyone knows that there are countless content streaming platforms today. Movies, shows and documentaries that everyone is talking about and, let’s be honest, can save us during awkward lulls in conversation. “So, what are you watching?” Most would say, “Game of Thrones, it’s amazing,” “Breaking Bad, the best show ever” …

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“The theater was the foundation of my acting career


When Belen Fabra (Tortosa, 1977) was little, she wanted to be the bionic woman, a sure sign that she has a soft spot for sci-fi. She’s a big believer in streaming platforms like Netflix or HBO and recently appeared in the YouTube Red series Origin from the creators of The Crown and Lost. She loves …

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Catalan Actors Turn Their Hands to the Harvest


This year, we celebrated the 11th edition of the time-honored “Movie Harvest” at Jean Leon, a fun day involving actors and actresses from the Catalan film scene. The guests this year included popular actors such as Peter Vives, Octavi Pujades, Roger Coma, Jordi Díaz, and Ivan Massagué (who is currently taking part in Celebrity MasterChef); …

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The Wine List Won’t Bite


What do a romantic dinner with your partner, a business lunch, and a family celebration all have in common? They all usually happen at the same place: a restaurant. While it’s sometimes easy to choose what you want to eat, it can also be difficult to decide between the different menu options when they make …

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Escala 15: Special island edition: Crete and Santorini


The Greek islands are the destination par excellence for all kinds of travelers. History, culture, good weather, beaches of a wild natural beauty, wine and food are what make the whimsical geography of Greece so appealing to hedonistic visitors seeking a summer of discovery. Let’s focus on wine, which after all is the heart and …

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Alternative Methods in Wine Aging


Some wines need to be aged; others don’t. Some are young and don’t need to spend any time in the barrel to attain the properties we do want to achieve, such as with the single-vineyard wines, for example. We here at Jean Leon would like to tell you about some of the techniques used to …

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