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Iberian Book Review: The Wines of Madeira by Trevor Elliott

I must begin with a confession. I was never very fond of school. I endured the typical K through College plus before severing myself devoting full time to my own interests. I have no gooey stories about the teacher who inspired my life. I can’t sit still for Goodbye Mr. Chips and […]

Part 4: Music and Wine Pairings for Piano Concertos

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series covering classical music and Iberian wine pairings by Burt Frink. To understand its origins, and why Burt felt a series was required on the subject, please read his first piece. His second piece covered classical and chamber music, while his […]

Part 3: Music and Wine Pairings for Male Vocal Recital

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series covering classical music and Iberian wine pairings by Burt Frink. To understand its origins, and why Burt felt a series was required on the subject, please read his first piece. His second piece covered classical music and chamber music. I […]

Is there Something New about Perfume and Wine?

Editor’s Note: This post continues our theme of connecting wine – Spanish, Portuguese, or otherwise – with a wide variety of sensory experiences, be it classic music or perfume. As said by Olfactory Artist, Maki Ueta, “Olfactory preferences are originally locally oriented. They correspond to the evaporating character of aromatic […]

Part 2: Classical Music and Iberian Wine Pairings for Chamber Music

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series covering classical music and Iberian wine pairings by Burt Frink. To understand its origins, and why Burt felt a series was required on the subject, please read his first piece. I love the silence I share with myself and a […]

How to Pair Iberian Wine and Music: An Introduction

Editor’s Note: Burt Frink is not only a close friend of ours, but one of the most cultured individuals we’ve ever met. His ability to explain an opera, cook a 18th century French dish or dance the waltz with immense grace and dignity is astounding to our X Generation spirits. […]

A Remeberence of Vina Tondinia

Recently, I had asked a close friend of ours, Burt, if he was familiar with the ever so famous Portuguese wine, Mateus. Being both a man of culture and class, I figured he would probably have an intriguing take on the socially significant drink. Here was his take on both […]