Category Archives: Wine and Food

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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Wine in Japan

Tokyo is the epicurean’s delight with an incredible selection of international restaurants and excellent wine shops. Japanese wine isn’t very visible, however. During my stay in Tokyo I visited the YaMaYa wine shop in Akasaka. YaMaYa has a very good … Continue reading

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The Washington Post’s Dave McIntyre Pairs Sherry with Chinese Cuisine

I was pleased to read in Dave McIntyre’s article on Wednesday January 21 “This Lunar New Year, Raise a Glass of Sherry” how he successfully paired Emilio Lusatu’s fino, manzanilla and amontillado sherries with Chinese dishes. In the i-WineReview’s recent … Continue reading

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Champagne and Sparkling Wine Wine/Food Pairing Chart

We were recently asked by some of our readers what food to pair with Rosé champagne and sparkling wine. For our answer, we turned to the i-WineReview’s wonderful food pairing chart which is included in the newly released December 2008 … Continue reading

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Rioja Wine and Food Pairing at Jaelo Restaurant

Pairing Rioja Wine with Food : A Tasting at Jaleo Restaurant Traditionally, wine was produced in Rioja as a beverage to accompany meals, and that tradition continues today.The dry minerality of Rioja’s whites and the complex earthiness of its reds … Continue reading

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