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Malvasia de Sitges: A grape born from mercenaries and knights

Hundreds of years before Catalunya became part of Spain, the land was under the control of the Crown of Aragon; a kingdom that stretched from the Iberian peninsula through southern France, modern-day Italy, and as even as far as Greece. Without a standing army, conquests and vengeance were exacted in the […]

Part II: What does it Take to Become an Expat Winemaker in Iberia?

In our last article, we discussed the trials and tribulations of being an expat winemaker in Spain and Portugal. We learned that picking up your entire existence and moving to another country can offer considerable challenges that come in the form of cultural misunderstandings, language barriers and assumptions. However, these […]

A Minor Dream Fulfilled – Dinner with the Quadys

Some people know that I have a minor obsession with Vermouth. It started in Minnesota when I was on a quest to find the ideal Manhattan. I knew that for this drink to make sense, I had to find the ideal blend of high quality ingredients with proportions that balanced […]

Vinyes dels Aspres: Redefining Sweet Wines in the Emporda

To be different takes courage! I appreciate that which cannot be defined and those who fail to fit a description. As long you express yourself authentically, it’s absolutely irrelevant to me if you have 3 eyes, adore Coors Lite, or have a house filled with a half dozen ferrets. Individuality […]

Spanish Oranges: The Delicious Backbone of the Mimosa

If you’ve lived in Spain for any stretch of time, you’ve most likely become mildly addicted to their vast array oranges, clementines and mandarins available in the cold, wet winter months. Sitting regally in our blue glazed fruit bowl is a small mountain of round orbs, packed with enough juice […]

Dessert in Belem, Portugal? Pasteis de Belem of Course!

You may not be aware of this, but the Portuguese are excellent bakers and pastry makers, each famed for their traditional local pastries! And because of this special culinary tradition, I wanted to dedicate a series to the stories behind each of these unique pastries, in addition to what dessert […]

November is Dedicated to Port Wine

Yesterday, Ryan and I took a leisurely walk through our little town of Terrassa. As the light casted a golden tone across the plaza, children rambunctiously played while donned in bulky sweaters to keep the chill far from their little bodies. Billowy steam wafted from hot coffees and teas scattered […]