Tag: red wine

Tag: red wine

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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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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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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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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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Ribera del Duero – 2021 Harvest

Ribera del Duero has concluded the harvest with more than 109 million kilos of grapes This season has been shaped by the pioneering self-monitoring system that Ribera del Duero officially implemented for the first time in its 300+ wineries Around 786,000 kilos of the grapes harvested are of the Albillo Mayor variety, the white variety […]

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Hearth’s Desire – Our Love Story With Fire

Tonight, I can smell the season the way it’s usually only possible to at the very first moments of its return before you’re used to it, when you’ve forgotten its smell, then there it is back in the air and the flow of things shifting and resettling again. – Ali Smith, author/playwright When evening descends […]

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Ribera Del Duero 2021 – Top 100

It takes time to get to know a great wine region, especially one as diverse as Ribera del Duero. There are no shortcuts to understanding. You have to talk to winemakers, walk through vineyards, read the available literature and, of course, taste the wines over a series of vintages, noting the effects of different growing […]

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