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Barcelona’s MUHBA (Museum of Barcelona History) Highlight: A Roman Wine-Making Facility

Are you going to be in Barcelona on a Sunday? Take advantage of Barcelona’s free museum Sundays and spend a few hours at the Museum of Barcelona History (MUHBA). The museum...

10 off-the-beaten-path things to do in Barcelona

Do you need an off-the-beaten-path list for Barcelona? After seeing the Gothic Quarter, surviving La Rambla, touring the museums, and ooohing over the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, you might want to spend...

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...

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...

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...

Understanding the French wine classification system Appellation d’Origine Controlée (AOC)

Part of understanding a country’s wine is understanding how the country controls (and therefore labels) its wine production. Perhaps the best place to begin is the system that many modern...

An unconventional Puglian grape: Negroamaro

Just when I think I’ve learned a thing or two about Italian wines from my five months in this country, I venture into a new region and am reminded how...

Opolo Vineyards 2010 Mountain Zinfandel

I love it when a Zinfandel is done right. Opolo hit a hole-in-one with this wine. Perhaps I should clarify when I mean when I say a Zinfandel is “done...