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New Releases from Bodega Marichal of Canelones, Uruguay

Tannat is Uruguay’s signature grape. Unlike the fiercely tannic Tannats of France’s Madiran region, those of Uruguay are accessible early on with rich flavors, good depth, and in the hands of the right winemakers, like Juan Andrés and Alejandro Marichal … Continue reading

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Spanish Wines from ARAEX Grands

In pre-Covid times we had lunch at Manhattan’s Tribeca Grill with Javier Ruiz de Galarreta, the founder and CEO of ARAEX Grands, and Michel Rolland, the French enologist who has influenced winemaking all over the world.  ARAEX Grands is a … Continue reading

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Italian Wines from the Cellar Paired with Roberto Donna’s Cooking

Roberto Donna, is one of the pioneers of Italian alta cucina in Washington DC, especially at Galileo. [If you are of a certain age, you may have seen the video of him with Julia Child in her program, In Julia’s … Continue reading

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The Rosés of Crete

The island of Crete is home to many indigenous grape varieties, some of which undoubtedly derive from those grown by the Minoans over four thousand years ago.  We recently visited Crete to meet the winemakers, tour the vineyards, and taste … Continue reading

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Jumilla’s Authentic Cuisine and Monastrell Wine

Gastronomia Jumillana is savory and honest country cuisine. It pairs well with the earthy, fruit wines made from Monastrell.  Some of the local dishes described below are unlikely to be found in restaurants outside Jumilla.  But they use some of … Continue reading

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Cathy Corison’s Elegant Cabernet Sauvignons from the Special 2018 Vintage

Cathy Corison makes some of the Napa Valley’s most elegant and refined Cabernet Sauvignons.  In this article we review her wines from the cool, long-ripening 2018 vintage, including the still to be released wine from the special, old vine Kronos … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway, Pliny the Elder, Julia Child, Pope John XXIII & Others on Wine

Our favorite is from Ernest Hemingway: “As I ate the oyster with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and … Continue reading

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Dinner and Wine at Primo on Maine’s Atlantic Coast

Primo is the creation of Melissa Kelly, the first 2-time winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: North East which she garnered in 1999 and 2013.  This magnificent restaurant is located in Rockland, Maine, close to where we recently … Continue reading

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Rosé and Food: Enlivening Your Meals

Rosés can be served with anything—Julia Child There are a wide variety of dry rosés available on the market. Many entry level rosés are relatively light in style and perfect for sipping but don’t stand up well to food. Others, … Continue reading

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Introduction to Georgian Food and Wine

If you haven’t tasted Georgian food and wine, from the Republic  of Georgia, you will want to remedy that sooner than later.  We did last week at Supra, Washington, DCs finest Georgian restaurant where we enjoyed a traditional Georgian feast … Continue reading

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