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Wine Education

What do I do when my wine is corked?

The other night, we were so excited to open a bottle of wine that is delicious (and has a bit of nostalgia attached to it: it was one of the...

Questions to ask during a wine tasting

Wine tasting is intimate, which is what makes it so wonderful . . . and yet so intimidating. Part of the pressure of this intimacy lies in our lack of...

Five culinary reasons to visit Uruguay

If you’re an American and you live in Argentina without some sort of extended visa, then you are accustomed to the visaron (visa run). Every 90 days, you must buy...

Fizzy wine: the 4-1-1 on the cause of off-putting bubbles

Bubbles are great. Champagne. Cava. Fizzy water. Ocean spray. Baths. The giant bubbles kids chase in parks. Baby raspberries. Even the word bubble? Adorable. But sometimes, bubbles can be so...

Forget the sangria: drink vermouth when in Barcelona

The six weeks we spent in Spain before moving to Barcelona helped prepare me a little for the wines of Spain, but I must admit, I definitely wasn’t prepared for what...

Cava basics

I need few reasons for drinking delicious, bubbly beverages, but since moving to Barcelona, my love of sparkling wine (in this case, Spanish cava) has gotten a bit out of...

How tequila is made in Jalisco, Mexico

I’m ashamed to say that I had no idea how tequila was made before our trip to Mexico. Something about agave, and how it has to be blue agave? Something...

O. My: an unforgettable coursed meal at Mendoza’s O. Fournier

What makes a meal unforgettable? Sometimes, it is merely ambiance: the toast my Mom made for us when we camped as children is still the most deliciously buttery bread I’ve...

Fun and obscure: Spain’s mencia grape, Bierzo region, and Descendientes de J. Palacios “Petalos” wine

Spanish wines continue to amaze me. After six beautiful weeks traveling the country, I still was not ready to leave the land of cava, sherry, garnacha, and crianza. Thankfully, the...

The differences between synthetic and real wine corks

Real . . . or fake? Get your mind out of the gutter: we are talking about synthetic vs. real corks. The debate over synthetic and real corks is quite...