Archive for the 'Tempranillo' Category

Apr 18 2012

Tantalizing Tempranillo

    Tempranillo is that wonderful Spanish red wine grape that invokes images of rustic cuisine, tapas and sun-soaked Spanish country-side.  The grape uniquely originates in Spain and has seen introduction and increased popularity in the United States.  It is a pleasant departure from the readily available Bordeaux and Rhone varietals found throughout Napa Valley. […]

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Aug 10 2011

Rebellious Rioja & Bodacious Burgers

  Summer, winter, spring or fall . . . no matter the season each week I create a recipe to pair with a bottle of wine.   In some instances, it is the recipe that dominates and other times it is a particular bottle of wine that I wish to feature which controls the pairing.   Yet […]

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Oct 13 2010

Tapas, Tempranillo & Time

October is a month that typically involves lingering.   Knowing that the holidays loom ahead (and that those months are characterized by hustling, bustling, preparation, planning and more preparation) is enough incentive to take one’s time coasting through October.   Harvest activities are still on-going this year at most wineries due to the unseasonably chilly summer that […]

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