Tag Archives: Priorat

Codorníu-Raventós/Aveníu Brands Winemaker Tour

Recently seven of the world’s finest winemakers converged for the first time in the United States. New York City and Washington, D.C. played host to the first-ever Codorníu-Raventós/Aveníu Brands Winemaker Tour which aimed to bring together the eight winemakers which make up the Codorníu Raventós portfolio. Representing ten wine regions in three countries these winemakers…
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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: Cabra/Goat (Part 2 of 5)

Growing up in Florida during the 1970’s and 1980’s I rarely, if ever, saw a cheese from an animal other than a cow. Our refrigerator was full of Cheddar, Swiss, and Jack cheeses but nary a cheese from any other animal.  I suspect that most people living in the U.S. during that time were experiencing a similar…
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Featured Wine: 2005 & 2006 Gran Cruor (Priorat)

La Casa Gran, the locally known farmhouse located on the outskirts of the town of Bellmunt del Priorat, is home to the Gran Cruor wines. Vine-growing was introduced to this area in the 12th century by Carthusian monks from nearby Scala Dei who previously inhabited the area. A fairly new project of Empordá-based bodega Castillo…
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What Wine Do I Pair With Eel?

No, seriously! I recently had the opportunity to try a dish that I have been dying to sink my teeth into - angulas (baby eels). Believe it or not, angulas are one of the most sought after delicacies in northern Spain. They are no thicker than a strand of spaghetti and have a wonderfully oceanic…
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