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Tasting notes, wine and regional profiles, wine book reviews, and breaking news in the Iberian wine industry allows your next wine purchase to be an informed one.

The Spanish Wine Holiday Survival Pack

Thankfully, the joyous stretch of time known as “the Holidays” come once a year and last only a few weeks. Seeing old friends and family can be really great and this makes it a favorite time of year for many; on the contrary, social expectations and family traditions can also […]

Beyond the Tagus River: In and Around Évora – Part I

I’m writing, between sips of my morning bica, from a tiny coffee shop in the sleepy Lisbon neighborhood of Lapa. I look up from my computer screen and the Tagus River opens before me. Today the river is brooding and dark, swept up by strong winds. The water is choppy. […]

Old Portuguese Ox – A Stunning Gastronomic Experience!

Coming from the heartland of the USA, the city renowned for its stock yards and steaks, I’m no stranger to a thick slab of meat. Even as a professed vegetable lover, the aroma of chargrilled transports me back to Chicago where my father would serve up enormous grilled potatoes slathered in butter, […]

Dinner in Viseu: Chewing Over Identity

Though it had been one of the rainiest and foggiest weeks I had ever spent in Portugal, on this particular day, the dreariness gave new meaning to the word “melancholy.” In no way was this suicidal ambiance any match for my mission to discover! I was booked for a trip […]

Discovering Dão Wines: The Burgundy of Portugal

It was a cool Lisbon summer night with a near-full moon, a breeze coming in from the Tagus River and friends coming over for dinner, life felt pretty good. Dinner parties happen to be one of my favorite pastimes, and Pete and I tend to make a solid team when […]

Zurracapote Riojano: Wine Cocktails beyond Sangria

Red wine rarely comes to mind when summer temperatures reach scorching heights; yet Iberians across the Peninsula have always devised ingenious ways to add it to every drink! Let’s take Spain as an example… Anyone who’s visited Spain – and wanted to go deeper into the culture than the superficial “Sangria, Playa and Paella” experience – […]

The Undiscovered Sparkling Wines of Portugal

A year ago this week, my now husband and I had just gotten married in the beautiful town of Sintra. There was so much we were celebrating – loved ones visiting us from afar, spending time with friends we hadn’t seen in years, our very dear friends’ wedding celebration just […]

How to bring back wine to the USA when traveling

Your eventual return home after an awesome Iberian vacation is dawning on you. You went away and experienced different cultures, landscapes, food… Yet in a few days will be catapulted back into the same old reality that was there before you left; back to the routine of work and daily […]