Category Archives: Wine and Food

Wines for Thanksgiving: A Selection from the Year’s Tastings

Thanksgiving is a celebration of thanks for abundant harvests.  It is also an abundant meal consisting of many flavorful sweet and savory dishes surrounding the traditional roast turkey.  The combination of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and candied yams is a challenge … Continue reading

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Cinghiale and Brunello: Love at First Sight

Cinghiale, or wild boar, is commonly found on restaurant menus throughout Tuscany and is famously paired with Brunello di Montalcino. We tasted several cinghiale dishes while traveling in Montalcino to prepare our upcoming report on The Wines of Brunello di Montalcino. Cinghiale … Continue reading

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Portuguese Food and Wine at Ferreira in Montreal

One of North America’s best Portuguese restaurants, Ferreira, can be found on Peel Street in Montreal where chef Marino Tavares crafts original and beautifully served dishes. On our visit last Saturday sommelier Paulo Ferreira generously helped us pair wine made … Continue reading

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Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina: Art & Wine in Florence

We recently revisited our friends at the Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina, the best wine bar in Florence, located across the street from the Palazzo Pitti, the Rennaissance palace that is now one of Florence’s largest art galleries. After viewing … Continue reading

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Kick off of Espai Priorat in Cambrils

The Espai Priorat was launched last evening at a magnificent gathering at the Restaurant Club Nàutic in Cambrils. This beautiful town of 32,000 inhabitants is located about an hour south of Barcelona in the Torroja region. In attendance were a … Continue reading

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Wine Bars of London & London International Wine Fair

The Financial Times reports on the plethora of elegant and unique wine bars in London. Perfect timing for the ongoing London International Wine Fair. One of the most popular is 20°-50° Wine Workshop and Kitchen at 140 Fetter Lane. Some … Continue reading

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Wine Gifts for the Holidays

Wine is a great Holiday gift. We offer our advice on selections for both the casual wine drinker and the seasoned wine enthusiast. We suggest you make your wine gift exotic by choosing wines from lesser known countries and producers. … Continue reading

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Pairing Soalheiro Vinho Verde and the Cuisine of Restaurante Ferrugem

Last week we had the unique opportunity to pair the best Alvarinho from Vinho Verde with the exquisite cuisine of Dalila and Renato Cunha at their Restaurante Ferrugem located in Vila Nova de Famaliação, located just south of Braga in … Continue reading

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Food and Wine in the Alentejo: A Maria Restaurant

We don’t usually recommend restaurants, but the restaurant A Maria in the town of Alandroal in Portugal’s Alentejo region is an exception. We had lunch there this week with Hugo Carvalho, Bacalhoa’s winemaker in the Alentejo. He makes Quinta do … Continue reading

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Wine and Food at Quinta Monte D’Oiro

After arriving in Lisbon today, we immediately set out for a tasting and lunch with José Bento dos Santos, professor, author, gastronome, and since 1986 wine entrepreneur and owner of Monte D’Oiro in the Alenquer DO in the Lisboa wine … Continue reading

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