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Iberian Book Review: The Wines of Madeira by Trevor Elliott

written by Burt Frink | 22nd October 2012

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 fail to stay awake for Mr. Holland and his opus. There...

Iberian Book Review: Marion Trutter’s “Culinaria Spain”

written by Burt Frink | 27th September 2012

Culinaria Spain is a coffee table book not really designed for the spots and spills of a working kitchen, and I believe its creators never intended it to lean up against the counter backsplash while you took a whack at fideuà (Fideo). It is part of a series that has raised the bar in the unique experience of armchair...
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Douro Valley Premium Wine Tour

The Douro Valley is by far one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world and a incredible destination...

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Portuguese: Organic and Natural Wine Tasting

For thousands of years, Portugal has not only made wine but has been very natural in its production. It...

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Group Porto, Portugal

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Introduction to Portuguese Wine Tasting

Portugal not only lays claim to founding one of the very first demarcated wine regions in the world, the...

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Iberian Book Review: Pete Wolstencroft’s “Tapas and Tintos”

written by Burt Frink | 19th September 2012

Pete Wolstencroft’s Tapas and Tintos was electronically thrown on my desk from Catavino suggesting that it had my name on it. Maybe it did, and maybe it didn’t, but there it was, and I settled in with a set of expectations led by the title. Well, it is not a book on Spanish food and wine. The longer I...

Part 4: Music and Wine Pairings for Piano Concertos

written by Burt Frink | 26th March 2010

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 third covers pairings for male vocal recitals. I love...

Part 3: Music and Wine Pairings for Male Vocal Recital

written by Burt Frink | 9th March 2010

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 love the silence I share with myself and a...

Is there Something New about Perfume and Wine?

written by Burt Frink | 1st March 2010

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 substances. Each culture has its own special smell representation....
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