Archive for the Tag 'Diaz Communications'

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Seamless… art, food, and wine… in one Santurce location

Here we found all that Chef Mario Pagán promises on his website: “Nuevo Caribe Cuisine…”

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Wine is only one element of culture ~ Alentejo’s Azulejos

Alentejo’s Azulejos ~ the art of Portuguese tiles… The world of wine leads to so, so much more. Travel opens up the myriad of channels to that passion of wine, always revealing more than you expected to appreciate.

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Carboy… Did you ever wonder about its derivative?

Tweet [This image is borrowed from the Wikipedia site, as their example.] During this time of harvest, this is a good word to know, if you don’t already know it. Carboy is a common term in winemaking. I’ve heard it now for about two decades, always wondering about the derivative. It’s usually talked about in […]

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Win a Trip to The Texas Hill Country

Everything really is bigger in Texas: It’s the No. 5 wine-producing state in the U.S., the Texas Hill Country American Viticultural Area is the second largest in the nation and its most promising wines boast supersized flavors. Visitors may flock here to sip wine, but they end up drinking in the romance of the region, too.

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Debbie Shu, my favorite restaurateur

Tweet What makes a great one? People like Debbie Shu, my favorite restaurateur, is an example of why we adore the chefs whose foods deliver both sustenance and comfort. Add a great wine list to the restaurant’s mix and there’s nowhere else to go, when sustenance and comfort are what we crave outside of our […]

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Let’s get Zapped… ZAP 2014 from Wilfred Wong

As a veteran of the wine business, I’ve seen trends come and go, and Zin still seems hold its own. While Zin’s greatest stronghold remains in Northern California, there remains a global love for the varietal among those who love wine. My attendance at the ZAP Trade Tasting on Thursday, January 22nd at Rock Wall Winery confirmed that. — Wilfred Wong

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Since when is removing a cork brain surgery?

Tweet This post is inspired by watching a brain surgeon once, trying to remove a cork from a bottle of wine… I’m betting that removing my skull would have been a lot easier. Removing a Cork 101: Why is pulling out a cork so darn intimidating? Because very few of us in our American culture […]

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Le Dix de Los Vascos 2009 MS en Bouteille au Domaine + Carménère

I got lucky with this spicy one. The dark fruit was rich and inviting; the nose spoke of black berries and red fruit. The palate delivered everything that the nose and visuals led me to believe. The finish was long and lingering, like my memories. If you like Cabs, this one will satisfy you greatly.

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Aging wine is a beautiful thing… Viña Morandé

The wine was superbly delicious, with plummy blueberry notes; a medium bodied, not meant to punch your palate in the midsection, just meant to be delicious on your mid palate. And it’s very food friendly.

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The Howling Wolf of Murphys

Slowly and surely it became louder, the energy coming ever closer… howling at the moon, screaming at the tar beneath the pads of its feet, digging in with its claws to get better traction, coming ever closer. I was frozen… just frozen