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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 […]

Portuguese Wine Invasion – Midwest Tour

For years, we’ve spoken of our adoration of Portugal; but since our move, we’ve been shocked by the number of people who are unaware of its existence. This becomes even more profound when we head back to the States and realize that very few of my wine geek friends are […]

Fabulous Holiday Discounts on Spanish and Portuguese Wines!!

We “love” the holidays; the time of the year when your television turns into an avalanche of deals on everything from the “all so necessary” life-sized stuffed Santa to the “must have” 8,000 inch LED-LCD HDTV that will literally suck you into itself. Or what about the 300+ strings of […]

Spain is Not a Wine Loving Country, It’s a Wine Consuming Country

When I first came to Spain, I was excited to be living in a country where wine flowed like blood through a vast cultural landscape. I also assumed that Spaniards, with wine embedded in their DNA, would be vinous explorers seeking out their next prized bottle. Boy, was I wrong. […]

Wines from Valencia: A Collaborative Effort

The other day, I received a press release that left me feeling strange. It spoke of a group consisting of 11 wineries from the political region of Valencia who were joining together to promote their region and their wines. Sounds nice, so why did I feel strange? First and foremost, […]

Drink Ribera Grand Tasting

Emerging from the subway station in SoHo, pelted by rain drops and blasts of frozen air, the anticipation and excitement of today’s event kept me warm inside. The day had finally arrived. The Drink Ribera Grand Tasting event was only an hour away. Today’s events promised to impress even the […]