The Great Spain Wine Heist

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The Great Spain Wine Heist
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In today’s podcast we look at a bit of very recent history. In October, 2021, 45 bottles of wine were stolen from the cellar of a famous upscale restaurant called Atrio, located in the magnificent city of Caceres, Spain. But they weren’t any ordinary bottles of wine; they were some of the finest in the world, and one, in particular, has a unique history of its own, turning it into one of the most expenisve bottles around. This most recent chapter has probably only increased its value. Find out what it was, and how the theft took place. 

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The Great Spain Wine Heist

Atrio’s world-famous wine cellar. Site of a historic theft of a historic bottle of wine

In today’s podcast we look at a bit of very recent history. In October, 2021, 45 bottles of wine were stolen from the cellar of a famous upscale restaurant called Atrio, located in the magnificent city of Caceres, Spain. But they weren’t any ordinary bottles of wine; they were some of the finest in the world, and one, in particular, has a unique history of its own, turning it into one of the most expenisve bottles around. This most recent chapter has probably only increased its value. Find out what it was, and how the theft took place. 

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify, Amazon and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, check us out at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

Spanish History 101 Ep. 5, The Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians in Spain

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Spanish History 101 Ep. 5, The Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians in Spain
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For hundreds of years, cultures and civilizations from the other side of the Mediterranean made contact with the peoples from Spain, mainly the Iberians and Tartessos, and established a commercial relationship with them. They also founded Spain’s oldest cities and made many contributions that would impact Spain down the road, even to this day. Check out this latest podcast and learn more! Enjoy!

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Spanish History 101 Ep. 5, The Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians in Spain

Phoenicians and their world-famous purple dye

For hundreds of years, cultures and civilizations from the other side of the Mediterranean made contact with the peoples from Spain, mainly the Iberians and Tartessos, and established a commercial relationship with them. They also founded Spain’s oldest cities and made many contributions that would impact Spain down the road, even to this day. Check out this latest podcast and learn more! Enjoy!

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, check us out at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

Kings (and Queens) and Lovers (part 2)

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Kings (and Queens) and Lovers (part 2)
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It’s the second part of our 2-part miniseries looking at the lives of the monarchs and their “special friends”. We started off mainly with the Habsburg dynasty, but now we are going to focus on the Bourbons. In this image we have Queen Isabel II, faithfully fulfilling the Bourbon reputation for being faithless to their spouses while she enjoys the attention of several suitors. In Isabel’s case, some of her actions may have been justified by the fact her husband, Francisco de Asís, was almost assuredly homosexual. Learn about her situation and that of the rest of the dynasty all the way up to modern times. Enjoy!

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, check us out at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

Kings (and Queens) and Lovers (part 2)

It’s the second part of our 2-part miniseries looking at the lives of the monarchs and their “special friends”. We started off mainly with the Habsburg dynasty, but now we are going to focus on the Bourbons. In this image we have Isabel II, faithfully fulfilling the Bourbon reputation for being faithless to their spouses while she enjoys the attention of several suitors. In Isabel’s case, some of her actions may have been justified by the fact her husband, Francisco de Asís, was almost assuredly homosexual. Learn about her situation and that of the rest of the dynasty all the way up to modern times. Enjoy!

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, check us out at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

SPANISH HISTORY 101, EP. 4 – The Iberians, Tartessos and the Vascones

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SPANISH HISTORY 101, EP. 4 - The Iberians, Tartessos and the Vascones
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In this episode we continue our journey through the history of Spain during the pre-Roman age, and we get to know some of the other cultures that existed then. The Iberians, who lived along the Mediterranean coast, the Vascones, who inhabited in what is today the Basque Country, and the mysterious Tartessos in Andalusia. Hope you enjoy it!

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, check us out at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

SPANISH HISTORY 101, EP. 4 – The Iberians, Tartessos and the Vascones

In this episode we continue our journey through the history of Spain during the pre-Roman age, and we get to know some of the other cultures that existed then. The Iberians, who lived along the Mediterranean coast, the Vascones, who inhabited in what is today the Basque Country, and the mysterious Tartessos in Andalusia. Hope you enjoy it!

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, check us out at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

The History of Halloween in Spain?

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The History of Halloween in Spain?
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Sort of! The popularity of Halloween has rocketed in the past ten years in Spain and has been a hit with kids but a source of controversy among many adults who feel this cultural outsider is invading and pushing out Spain’s traditions. But are celebrations that focus on a relationship between the living and the dead really that foreign? Does Spain actually have of its own kind of festivity? Is there a tradition of jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating that goes back way further than this recent newcomer? Listen to this latest podcats from Brian’s Spain Domain and see for yourself. Enjoy!

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, check us out at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

The History of Halloween in Spain?

Sort of! The popularity of Halloween has rocketed in the past ten years in Spain and has been a hit with kids but a source of controversy among many adults who feel this cultural outsider is invading and pushing out Spain’s traditions. But are celebrations that focus on a relationship between the living and the dead really that foreign? Does Spain actually have of its own kind of festivity? Is there a tradition of jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating that goes back way further than this recent newcomer? Listen to this latest podcats from Brian’s Spain Domain and see for yourself. Enjoy!

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, check us out at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain