In RyR News: Somm Straight Talk and White Wine in Winter

Two Spanish Wine Regions You Should Know About (Boston Globe)
Beverage director of Himmel Hospitality Group Brahm Callahan has long featured bottles from Ribera del Duero and Rueda on his restaurants’ wine lists,. Now, the RYR ambassador shares his impressions of a landscape whose lifeblood is the Duero River and talks up pours like Bodega la Milagrosa “Milcampos and Bodegas Vinedos de Nieva “Blanco Nieva de Martue” as “polished and approachable” and excellent with food. Read More Photo Credit: Ellen Bhang for The Boston Globe

4 Master Sommeliers on the Reality of the Job Today (Food & Wine)
RyR ambassadors Alex LaPratt and Brahm Callahan sit down for a meal to discuss wine vs. beer, collaborating with their colleagues and the overall guest experience. “We see young somms who get excited about how much they know, and then they start off like a robot: super cold, telling people facts and figures,” says LaPratt. “That just isolates them from the experience.” Callahan says you have one chance to make a good impression. “If we don’t perform well every time and make you happy and comfortable, then you’re not coming back.” Read More

Photo by Ethan Fixell, Food & Wine

Photo by Ethan Fixell, Food & Wine

Rueda Spanish White Winea Mouthful of Summer in the Depths of Winter (Chicago Tribune)
Dry, fruity, refreshing wine from Spain that is easy to understand and immensely affordable? Look to Rueda for Saturday-in-the-sun wines that also clean up nicely for dinner that night. Whether the sun is shining or not, make sure to give them a little chill and appreciate them for what they are — refreshing wines that offer a nice alternative to the dry white standbys. See the Tribune’s Recommendations

Everything You Need To Know About Rueda Verdejo (Vinepair)
We all need that go-to bottle of white that’s both affordable and delicious. With a plethora of mediocre Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Grigios on the market, finding an affordably delectable bottle of white wine can be quite the challenge. But what if we told you that you didn’t have to settle for subpar any longer? Get to know the Verdejo wines of Rueda, Spain’s most popular and delicious white wine. See the Infographic

Illustration by Vinepair

Illustration by Vinepair

 

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