Tag Archives: New York City

A “Grand” Tasting: The Wines of Ribera del Duero

If you have never heard of the Ribera del Duero D.O. then you are either a teetotaler or a hermit. Producing some amazing wines and rivaling the likes of Rioja and Priorat, Ribera del Duero has been an official D.O. since 1982. The region is located approximately an hour and a half north of Madrid…
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Tasting the Future (and Past) of Spanish Wine

I hail from the land of butter-bomb Chardonnays and high-alcohol Cabernets. It is a place where numerous winemakers conform to the new norm of producing wine in an effort to gain a rating worthy of the Robert Parker elite rather than create a wine which characterizes the body and soul of the winemaker, the grape,…
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Basque-ing in the City: Cooking Basque in New York City

Nothing compares to the aromas and tastes assaulting one as he walks the streets of San Sebastian on any given day. Perusing the massive counters of any number of Pintxos bars in the city will bring a grown man to his knees – in adoration, not defeat. So, when an opportunity to learn the art…
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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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Bodega On The Road: The Best Spanish Wine Day in NYC

The Wines from Spain Great Match events are some of the country's best Spanish wine events and always showcases a multitude of amazing wines from around Spain. The Great Match Los Angeles was my first visit to the event; I enjoyed it so much (possibly due to my friends at Drink Ribera) that I decided…
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