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Latest entries from Janelle Norman

Part 1: The Best Wine and Tapas Bars in Madrid

written by Janelle Norman | 11th February 2009

Editor’s Note: As many of you know, through Valentine’s Day, we are hosting a contest for a free print of the Douro by submitting a question into our new Q&A section on Catavino. If the question can be answered, we’ll do our level-headed best to find it. For more information, check out this post. Here is one recent question...

Gulas and Txakoli

written by Janelle Norman | 4th January 2008

Editor’s Note: Once again, Janelle Norman joins us from the bustling city of Madrid to share with us her first experience eating the traditional Basque dish called, gulas. I first tried gulas at a Basque friend’s house. As he showed me how to cook these imitation baby eels, he reminisced back to his childhood (25 years ago) when “angulas”,...
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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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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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Tempranillo – A tapas bar in Madrid

written by Janelle Norman | 13th November 2007

Editor’s Note: Janelle Norman from Tapas Talk, graces our presence again with her recommendation of a popular wine bar right in the heart of Madrid. Nestled in the maze of streets within the neighborhood of La Latina is your destination for delicious Tapas, good wine and great atmosphere, the street of Cava Baja. Since the 16th century, this street,...

Lomo of Guijuelo

written by Janelle Norman | 31st October 2007

Editor’s Note: Our resident contributor, Janelle Norman from Tapas Talk, has written a charming article on one of Spain’s most appreciated cured meats, Lomo. One my favorite “embutidos”, or cured meat, in Spain is Lomo Embuchado, or cured pork loin. Don’t tell anyone, but I like lomo almost more than cured Iberian ham, or jamon. If I have both...

Taberna Almendro 13

written by Janelle Norman | 23rd October 2007

Taberna Almendro 13 is located in the neighborhood of La Latina, and area which once encompassed the first settlements in the city of Mayrit (Madrid) around 900 and later the Muslim quarter of the city once it was under Christian rule. Cava Baja was the road that surrounded the city walls in the middle ages and since that time...

Gourmet Cheese in Madrid

written by Janelle Norman | 16th October 2007

Two years ago, Food and Wine magazine talked of the revolution in Spanish artesian cheeses. After being outlawed for decades under Franco’s dictatorship, Spain has only recently been rediscovering and bringing back their artesian cheeses. Spain celebrates its regional cuisine, and if you ever comment on your plans to visit the Basque country, Leon, Galicia, Cordoba, etc., the Madrileños...
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