Tag Archives: Cataluña

All About Mia!

That Sunday afternoon began unlike any recent one. Sitting on the balcony of an architectural masterpiece in San Diego, California, gazing out to the Pacific Ocean without a single cloud dotting the sky. The sun beaming down with stereotypical Southern California warmth, it was obvious the next move would be to find something cold to…
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Featured Wine: 2010 Finca Morenillo (DO Terra Alta)

Celler Piñol is a family owned and operated bodega located in Batea (Terra Alta) in the southernmost region of Cataluña. The property is located at XXX feet (500 meters) above sea level and believes in organic farming methods (no pesticides or herbicides). The climate in the area (located close to Priorat and Montsant) is Mediterranean…
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The Calçotada: From Spain to Your Backyard

Fire up the barbecues and grab your friends. No, it is not Memorial Day weekend or a celebration of the first day of spring. Winter marks the time of year when Cataluña celebrates the almighty calçot. It is no secret that Catalans love to party, and the annual calçotada is just one more excuse to gather with friends…
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From Cataluña to Asturias: Eating Spain in New York City

As is true with those who are obsessed with travel and great food, I take every opportunity to try something new and/or different when away from home. A recent business trip to New York City set the stage for my latest endeavor. I am also certain that it will be no surprise that this trip…
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Featured Wine: 2007 Portal (DO Terra Alta)

Produced by fourth generation members of the Piñol family, the estates wines hail from the Denominacion de Origen of Terra Alta in the region of Tarragona. Respecting old vineyards and family traditions, Celler Piñol has adopted modern winemaking techniques.   The D.O. Terra Alta is in great Spanish wine company, situated just south of Barcelona near…
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