EVERY once in a while, someone gets it right. He comes up with a new idea that is needed by all those that live around him.
And he thrives. He deserves to. Especially if he has the price right. This is what has happened.
So, what’s new under the Almeria sun in the village of Mojacar?
It is new gourmet shop full of goodies and gifts fundamentally from the local area.
It is conceived and produced by artisans from afar but collected for us under one roof.
The shop is called De Autor and is located on the right as you walk up the slope to the Mojacar village church.
You will need to spend a few minutes there to grasp the magnitude of the ingenuity and hard work that has gone into the collecting of so many varied items and getting them to us.
Wine, liquor, Cazorla mineral waters, salts from Cabo de Gata, beers, cheeses, patés, marmalades, and oils all of the most unusual, unseen, yet local flavours.
Some of these treats are in small trial sizes for one to taste and decide.
Many of my past articles I have enjoyed going out driving, finding lonesome bodegas that have a good wine and telling you about it.
That’s been stripped away from me by my new friend, Jose Antonio Moya, who has made the effort over the years and found those far off bodegas or cheese factories and brought home the goodies to Mojacar to share with us.
And they are all at very reasonable prices.
To use a sincere English expression, I was ‘gob-smacked’ and pleased with an ear-to-ear smile. It is essential gift shop for that difficult personage around birthdays or Christmas time.
But, why wait so long when you owe yourself a treat or two?
Do you fancy some 20-year-old whisky from Granada in a beautiful ceramic bottle?
Or some paté from the Alpujarras?
The list goes on and on and brightens my weary eyes each time I look at it. www.gourmetalmeria.com
All the wines I have written about in the past are there, especially the Tetas de Sacristana but much more.
Let Jose Antonio be your guide and you won’t regret it.