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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 […]

Recipes & Pairings

Whole Roasted Pacifico Striped Bass w. Verdejo

There is nothing we love more at Pacifico than seeing our beautiful fish served whole. The skin is especially delicious served crispy as the meat turns out moist and juicy. For ease of serving, score the fish on the diagonal making three slices per fish on each side. That way once cooked, you will be […]

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Laura Werlin: Celebrated Author & Educator

Are you following along? Each month on our website, acclaimed cheese and wine expert, author and educator, Laura Werlin publishes an article on Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines. Each article begins with a universal discussion, transpires through culture and closes with tidbits for wine geeks. Laura shares her passion for regions, […]

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Sommelier Smackdown: Fish House Live at 1 Hotel South Beach

1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH HOSTED A THREE-DAY SUSTAINABLE FOOD & BEVERAGE COMPETITION FEATURING ACCLAIMED NATIONAL & LOCAL CHEFS & SOMMELIERS Limited to 30 guests per evening, everyone enjoyed a six-course live dinner competition and a portion of the proceeds to benefitted Support Surfside Brad Kilgore and Others to Participate in Fish House Live Dinner Competition Click for […]

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