Pairings for Mind-Melting Tapas

Renowned sommelier Rachel Macalisang is challenged with finding just the right wines to accompany the wild creations of chef José Andrés at the famed Bazaar in Los Angeles.

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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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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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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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Say Cheese! Perfect pairings with Verdejo and Tempranillo

Red, white, Spain — and blue too. That’s almost all you need to remember when it comes to pairing cheese with its perfect Spanish wine partners. The “almost” part is the fact the wines are not just any Spanish red and white wines. Instead, we’re talking Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero and Rueda’s premier white […]

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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