Tag Archives: Pairing

Celebrating Labor Day for $10 or Less

Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers in the U.S. Americans will be celebrating Labor Day on Monday, September 3, and the last thing anyone wants is to work hard to find great wine for the weekend get-together. Of all wine-producing countries on the planet, Spain continues to provide the greatest value in…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Mixed/Mixto (Part 5 of 5)

Our journey has taken us through mountainous terrain and spacious pastures; it has introduced us to the sprightly goat, the demure cow, and the helpless sheep. We have also eaten some of the most amazing cheeses produced in the world today. Our final gaze turns to those cheeses produced from a combination of two or…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Sheep/Oveja (Part 4 of 5)

Our gallivants through the pastures of the Iberian countryside now turn our gaze from the quiet and inert cow (vaca) to the timid and vulnerable sheep (oveja). I might even say that I am thankful for the animal’s reputation of stupidity – follow the shepherd and eat and drink to your heart’s content for the…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Vaca/Cow (Part 3 of 5)

Traversing the craggy mountaintops and mountainsides of the Iberian terrain we descend to the lush, green pastures of the mountains and valleys of (predominantly) Northern Spain. Our gaze turns from the agile and energetic goat (cabra) to the more docile and passive cow (vaca). They graze primarily on the stretch of land that extends from…
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Featured Wine: 2006 Sketch (DO Rias Baixas)

Raul Perez - Albariño Vineyards in Galicia Some things happen just once in a lifetime. I suspect that I have just experienced one of those moments. By chance I was searching for a wine online when I noticed the wine shop had just received a bottle of the 2006 Sketch from Rias Baixas (through the purchase…
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