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Elle Draper

Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - Gandy-Draper. Born a "Norverner", she then spent most of her life "Dann Saff" before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle's loves are Alan, the internet, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order. More about Elle - HERE | Got a news story to share? Click HERE | Want to write for Spain Buddy? Click HERE | Interested in our low cost advertising? Click HERE


  1. wanderingeducators
    June 5, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    YUM. sounds delicious!!

  2. Elle Draper Elle Draper
    June 5, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

    Oh it is! You must have some. Elle x

  3. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family
    June 6, 2013 @ 3:09 am

    Yum indeed!!! Looks like the perfect refresher for summer.

  4. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas
    June 6, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    I’m more of a beer fan, but tinto is so easy to make and perfect when the summer heat gets to be too much!

  5. Elle Draper Elle Draper
    June 6, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Oh I do like a beer too. You’ve just reminded me we don’t have any in the fridge. Muct amend that later on x

  6. Elle Draper Elle Draper
    June 6, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Very refreshing Bethaney… especially with some ice and lemon… and maybe a sprig of mint (although that’s more British than Spanish). Elle x

  7. Travelogged
    June 7, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    Yum! I love Spain so I’ll take anything that will transport me back there…

  8. LeX Tan Yih Liang (@LeXParadise)
    June 9, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

    I think I tried it before but I cannot remember! I gonna heading back to spain to try again!

  9. Terry at Overnight New York
    June 10, 2013 @ 5:02 am

    Every festive drink should have a cocktail brolly!

  10. Elle Draper Elle Draper
    June 10, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    It’s a nice simple one… so you can have a taste of Spain whenever you like it xx

  11. Eirik
    July 2, 2015 @ 2:35 pm

    The real spanish name is: Tinto de Verano. :P

  12. Julie Allen
    July 2, 2015 @ 7:14 pm

    I always thought a good tinto de verano had a dash of vermouth in it?

  13. Elle Draper Elle Draper
    July 2, 2015 @ 7:55 pm

    Absolutely right… as it says at the bottom of the article. Makes all the difference x

  14. Elle Draper Elle Draper
    July 3, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

    Quite right. Fixed! xx

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