Archive for the ‘Iberian Peninsula’ Category

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Thanksgiving Wines ~ What Our Immigrant Forefather Would Have Brought, If Only…

If you’re of Native American descent, your forefathers arrived first on the North American continent. Once the Bering Straight had waters receding, people migrated from both Asia and Northeastern Europe. Who were the first ancient settlers to arrive and cultivate California, for instance?  The Central Pomo people, who immigrated to California more than 8,000 years […]

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Vini Portugal ~ Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein’s Seminar ~ Portuguese Wines

 About Evan Goldstein: Master Sommelier, Full Circle Wine Solutions, San Francisco, CA ~ President and Chief Education Officer… Evan is the author of Five Star Service: Your Guide to Hospitality Excellence (On Premise Communications Inc.) and the critically acclaimed Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food (University of California Press). […]

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From Alentejo with Love: Understanding the Viticutural Area

Image via Wikipedia Two comments from people reading From Alentejo with Love: Climate, Soils, and Trellising, inspired a bit more sharing of that region. While that one story took care of climate, etc., I knew – when I was writing it – that I was leaving out a huge part… Their viticultural regions and how […]

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Martín Códax Albariño and another new friend *CapaBunga* top it off over Paella

2008 Bodegas Martín Códax Albariño ~ Inviting aromas of lemon, lemon grass, delicate saffron, and golden grasses made me want to run in that field again on a hot August night by Sabattus Lake. The flavors of this wine, luxuriant lemon, pink grapefruit, and the velvety citrus of a ripe tangerine, just drew me in […]