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¡Vamos España! The Semi-Final Celebration

July 7th, 2010

I watched with the world today (well, at least ALL of Spain) as the final seconds of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Semi-Final game ticked away and Spain emerged victorious over Germany with a score of 1-0. A momentous feat it was; and one reminiscent of the 2008 Euro Cup finals when they beat the same team (Germany) by the same margin (1-0) nearly two years to the day. Our boys from Spain looked absolutely fantastic! The best team truly won (but I am a bit biased). So, what next? The finals, of course...

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Vino y Chocolate (Wine and Chocolate)

February 11th, 2010

Valentine's Day is just three days away and multitudes of people are scrambling for just the right dinner reservation, dozen of roses, chocolate, and/or wine. Well, let me make this easy for you - at least in part! This week's Wine of the Week just happens to be the perfect match for you and your sweetie. The 2007 Numanthia Termes has recently been released and will score you some big points - just as the wine has by the critics.  This wine hails from the Toro D.O. which is situated alon...

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The Adventure Begins…

September 11th, 2009

I'm sitting in the British Airways lounge at LAX. Thank God for lounges!!! Unfortunately, they don't have any Spanish wine or cava available, but there will be plenty of time for that. There is nothing like having five TVs to watch with daytime soaps, Divorce Court, and Martha Stewart. UGH! So... I pulled out the September issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine and read the cover story - Spain's 10 Best Wines. Yahoo!!! What a way to start the Bodega Adventure! This article really showc...

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Happy Anniversary – ¡Ole!

August 27th, 2009

We celebrated our 8-year anniversary today and I decided to make a nice dinner and bust open a nice wine. A beatiful filet, some quinoa, and some (more than usually spicy) padrón peppers constitued the accompaniments to tonight's "main course" - a 2001 Quinta Quieted from the Toro region in Castilla-Leon (in north central Spain). This 100% Tempranillo (called Tinta de Toro in this D.O.) was very true to Toro character. Deep, red colors were embraced by aromas of tobacco, ch...

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