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Ribera y Rueda: Home of Live-Fire Cooking

Courtesy of James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Werlin @cheezelady Quick. What images come to mind when you think of France? Long, languorous meals, the arts, fashion, croissants, and maybe a picturesque countryside filled with sunflowers and lavender too? Italy evokes images of its own. Pasta imaginings and the Pope go without saying. So to Ferraris, […]

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Take a tour of Spain’s prestigious wine regions, courtesy of a James Beard Award-winning writer.

Welcome to The Land of Castles & Lions The flag of Castilla y León bears images of castles and lions – the coat of arms commissioned by leaders several centuries ago. But the presence of the many castles scattered throughout the region and the symbolic watchful eye of the lion has persisted. Two prestigious wine […]

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The Ultimate Spanish Food & Cheese Pairing Guide

The Ultimate Spanish Food & Cheese Pairing Guide courtesy of James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Werlin @cheezelady In Ribera del Duero, the native grape called Tempranillo has been evolving in this unique growing region for 1,000 years. Across the valley and over the river, Verdejo, the signature grape of Rueda, thrives as Spain’s number one white […]

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Why Verdejo is the next great white, and how Tempranillo thrive in “ten months of winter, two months of hell.”

Verdejo, The World’s Next Great White Wine & Tempranillo, the King of Grapes in Spain As a Grape, Verdejo’s Potential is Endless Ask any Spaniard to tell you their favorite Spanish white wine, and it’s a good bet they’ll answer Verdejo. As Spain’s number one selling white wine, Verdejo’s popularity is undeniable. Ask some of […]

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Talking Tapas and Spain’s Most Prestigious Wine Regions

​​American Micro-Tapas Courtesy of James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Werlin The concept of the free snack in American culture runs the gamut from dive bars to white tablecloth restaurants, places where the phrases “happy hour” and “amuse bouche” translate to small, often tasty snacks or nibbles, whether salted popcorn in a bar or more elaborate […]

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A Wine for All Seasons

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” – Robin Williams When the sun comes out after a long winter, a fire within us burns bright. We are motivated by the unstoppable desire to break out, gather friends, and head outside. With this exit, we leave behind our thick sweaters and the warming wines of […]

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Castles & Lions Reimagined

Quick. What images come to mind when you think of France? Long, languorous meals, the arts, fashion, croissants, and maybe a picturesque countryside filled with sunflowers and lavender too? Italy evokes images of its own. Pasta imaginings and the Pope go without saying. So to Ferraris, Michaelangelo, Parmigiano Reggiano, gelato, truffle dogs searching the Tuscan […]

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Ribera, Rueda & Micro-Tapas

Our palates are ever-evolving, which means that food trends are too. Prognosticators abound, but often what’s old is new again, meaning that certain foods stand the test of time no matter what else may be on the table. And sometimes traditional foodways meet modern palates to become the next new thing even when they’re based […]

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