Category Archives: Bodega Hiriart

#TempranilloDay — the latest wine hashtag holiday

I learned just yesterday that Thursday, November 13, 2014, is International Tempranillo Day. What? You didn’t get the memo either? As you’ll recall, I also learned about Champagne Day and Languedoc Day only a couple of days before they first … Continue reading

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How to be more than just a wine “spectator”

For many of you, mobile technology and the internet have integrated themselves into your lives in ways that we wouldn’t have imagined even 20 years ago.   Maybe you’re reading this on your phone on the way back from meeting friends … Continue reading

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Wine — not ready for prime time anymore?

Have you noticed that we don’t see commercials for wine on TV these days?  Plenty of beer commercials, and even the occasional Arbor Mist ad.  But not wine, at least not that I see in my limited TV watching. Sure, … Continue reading

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The Real Showdown: Sweet Potatoes vs Yams

Sorry.  It’s not Republicans vs Democrats or even boxers vs briefs …  it’s sweet potatoes vs yams!  Do you know the difference?  It’s confusing, I know, when they are even mislabeled at the grocery store.  But, trust me, a sweet potato … Continue reading

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A Wino at the Presidential Debates

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know that I don’t talk politics in it.  Sure, I called for a boycott of California wines after the state’s residents passed Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages.  And yes, I have … Continue reading

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Secret Ingredient: Smoked Spanish Paprika

Smoked Paprika (pimenton), made in Spain from smoked, ground pimento peppers can be found in varying intensities from sweet and mild (dulce) bittersweet medium hot (agridulce) and hot (picante). Smoked Spanish paprika is nothing like the relatively bland traditional Hungarian paprika you get … Continue reading

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First Vine News Roundup

It has been a while since I wrote with news about First Vine and our wines.  So this week I have a few items to share. In This Case, You Can Judge a Wine by its Label When I think … Continue reading

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Ma in Ispagna son già…tre!**

Back in March I told you about attending the Spanish food and wine trade show in Valladolid and raved about the food there.  I promised I’d talk about some of the wines I’d tasted, thinking I’d get the wines I … Continue reading

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