N.V. Cellar Cal Menescal Tarragona Vermouth – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona (10/5/2006)Pours a deep brownish red with a medium intensity. The nose is intense and intoxicating inviting you to inhale deeply it reminds me of some bitter Italian after dinner treats that I’ve had in the past. Light wood notes come […]
How often do you go googling for something rare and unheard of only to find several references with the exact same description cut and pasted from one site to the other? In the end, you have no clue as to who first posted on the subject as opposed to who conveniently stole content from the original article. Thus was my problem when researching a new grape I stumbled across, Sumoll. It had been recommended to me by a wine shop here in Barcelona called Vila Viniteca.
2005 Sumoll Rosat, Pardas – Spain, Catalunya (9/1/2006)100% Sumoll – 13% alcohol Deep reddish color though very light at the rim. The nose is very restrained with a mineral and cherry pit aroma that hits you after some agitation in the glass. This slowly gives way to some light vanilla, […]
N.V. Po-Canals Catalunya Can Palet – Spain, Catalunya (9/1/2006)Light yellow gold. Bright and alive wuth a sweetart nose, pineapple and white flowers. Pure and delicate yet overall quite aggressive nose. Medium weight with a nice soft creaminess. Pineapple with a light bitter lemon peal on the finish, and creamy citrus […]
Restaurante SomoRÃÂ¯ostro sits on its own block in the Barceloneta, a Barcelona neighborhood that stretches like a finger between the port and the sea, long inhabited by fishermen and their bars. Named for a colony of Southerners who migrated here in the 1950′s to work in the gas factory, Restaurante SomoRÃÂ¯ostro is its own ethnic haven of both international and local flavors and gastronomic heterogeneity expressed through the skilled hands of three young chefs hailing from Finland, Mexico and Barcelona, and accented by the excellent service provided by our Ecuadorian waiter and the manager, Guillermo, who is from Murcia.
The other night, I was helping a friend out at her restaurant where they were hosting a large office party. To start off, the evening, everyone had a choice of either a Cosmopolitan or a glass of Cava. For the first half hour, people milled about drinking their beverage of […]
Last weekend, Ryan and I climbed groggily onto a bus at midnight and spent the next seven hours steadily making our way from Madrid to Barcelona. The scenery consisted of primarily industrial signs and random dots of white lights in the distance signaling yet another little village spotting the Spanish […]