Tag: rioja

Truffles

Review of Elvi Herenza Rioja Reserva 2009 and a look at the Martini.
One of us has lately had a hankering for truffles. Known as the “diamonds of the kitchen,” truffles are among a chef’s most prized ingredients. The fruiting body of a type of fungus that grows underground in very specific conditions, truffles impart

Warm Up This Winter With A Nice Wine

Some Winter Wine suggestions.
With winter’s grip still upon us, it is comforting to know that there are wines ideal for chilly weather. Fuller in body with more complexity and structure, winter wines are better to serve with the cold-weather meals.

Start Summer With Sangria

Summer libation suggestions including various Sangria recipes and some Ruby Port based cocktails.
Sangria is a refreshing accompaniment to summer parties. A mixture of wine, fruit, sugar and traditionally a bit of brandy, Sangria reportedly originated on the Spanish peninsula where it was named after the word for blood-letting, due to its distinctive deep red

Shake Up Your Kiddush with Offerings from Spain, Ireland

A review of the Ramon Cordova Rioja 2009 and the 1995 Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey.
It's no surprise that high-quality kosher wines are being made around the world. While those from Israel and the U.S. are the best known, equally fine kosher wines are produced in countries as diverse as France, Italy,

Wine And Cheese Perfect Together Forevermore

Suggestions for pairing wine and cheese.
Wine and cheese have been enjoyed together for centuries. Served either side-by-side or, like the ancient Greeks, mixed together in goblets, it remains a classic combination. There are no fixed rules regarding the pairing of cheese and wine; however, being careful is necessary to avoid gastronomic conflict. With some

Invigorated Spain Bears Fruit

A look at some enjoyable Spanish wines.
Spain has more than 50 official wine-producing regions where 60-plus different grapes are used to make red, white and sparkling wines. Until recently, Spanish winemakers were in a rut, confined by their adherence to ancient methods and antiquated equipment. But an infusion of capital and a new breed