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Grilling the Tempranillo Way

Courtesy of James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Werlin @cheezelady   Where there’s a grill, there’s a way – Maude Frédérique Lavoie/Unsplash Grilling is the bridge between get-togethers and conversation. It is a spectator sport that thrills us with its sizzle, its transformation of food from light to dark, soft to crisp. Sweet vegetables become sweeter, […]

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Firing Up Summer With Rueda Verdejo

Courtesy of James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Werlin @cheezelady It’s Sizzle Time! Summertime and the grilling is easy. Or it is when you have a few basic tools, the right ingredients, a well-crafted fire, and most importantly, the perfect wine to pour alongside. The last one is easy. It’s called Verdejo.  This grape, hailing from […]

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Ribera del Duero’s 2021 Vintage Report – EXCELLENT

THE RIBERA DEL DUERO EXCEPTIONAL COMMITTEE RATES THE 2021 VINTAGE OF RIBERA DEL DUERO’S WINES AS EXCELLENT This year’s Exceptional Rating Committee was made up of ten prestigious opinion leaders representing the press, sommeliers, distributors, and winemakers from the Designation of Origin. The Committee has done an in-person analysis of the wines made with the […]

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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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Shop Local

Support these Specialty shops, and check back for updates on where to find Ribera and Rueda wines!   CALIFORNIA Staff of Life Natural Food Market Locally owned, serving the Monterey Bay community for over 50 years, specializing in natural and organic produce. Canyon Market Glen Park’s neighborhood market since 2006.             […]

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Food and Wine Pairing: The Secret Ingredient

When we think of food and wine pairings, we think about the foods we want to eat, the wines we want to drink, and ideally, a resulting connection between the two that is so perfect that we are launched into a reverie that may no longer have do with what’s in our mouths.  Integral to […]

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