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Mexican Steak & Avocado Salsa Paired with Juve de Camps Cava Gran Reserva.

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This post is painful to write. No, it’s not because I’m listening to Miley Cyrus whilst writing this. Actually, it’s because I made this recipe a few weeks ago and I’m just getting-around to posting it. This procrastination conveniently coincides … Continue reading

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Grape Expectations – Eight Wines that Pair With Summer and Fall.

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Ok, first-things-first, I didn’t write the title for this article. “Grape Expectations” is way beyond my reaches of my creativity. Secondly; I wrote this article a couple of months ago for the Jacksonville Magazine “Taste” Edition…and I know we’re out … Continue reading

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Honoro Vera, Monastrell, Jumilla, Spain.

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Grapes 100% Monastrell   Facts I’m already a big fan of the wines coming from producer Bodega Juan Gil. I’ve found them to be easily some of the best value wines coming out of Spain, but this is my first … Continue reading

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Ribeira Sacra "Alodio" Mencia, Spain

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Grapes 100% Mencia – pronounced “Mehn-cee-ah,” (or “Mehn-thee-ah” in Castilian Spanish…say it like you have a lisp.)   Facts My advice for wine drinkers (especially new wine drinkers) has ALWAYS been to try and venture outside your comfort zone and … Continue reading

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A Guide to Rioja Classifications.

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Below is a really handy guide to how Spanish wines are classified, in terms of the minimum length of time they’ve spent in the barrel/bottle. Since terms such as Crianza and Reserva will frequently appear on bottles of red Rioja, … Continue reading

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Black Slate Priorat, Spain, 2009.

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  Grape 46% Garnacha, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Syrah.   Facts Ahhhh Priorat! My favorite of all Spanish wines! I tasted my first Priorat back in 2005, and I remember it being my true-awakening to Spanish wine! I’ve … Continue reading

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