Category Archives: Spanish wine

In Season/On Special: Green Beans du Cesario

For a few years in the 90s I had the opportunity to live in Paris.  I lived in the 13th Arrondisement in the animated but not very fashionable Quartier de la Gare and rented a big beautiful apartment in a Belle … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Something Different for Asparagus

I know, I know …  “it’s spring and that means asparagus season! ”  (**yawn** and – may as well say it –  duh).  But since it’s on special this week at Harris Teeter for $3.79/pound (and looking GREAT from what I … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Cruciferous Vegetables

One of the joys of city living  (especially in a walkable community like Capitol Hill) are the treasures you can find in the street, up for grabs.  On any given weekend day I’ll pass a handful of houses with various pieces … 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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Educación Sentimental, Part 1

I’ve given it a lot of thought over the time I’ve been in the wine business, and I’ve decided that part of what makes wine confusing to people is all the rules.  Rules about making wine, rules about naming wine, … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Just Buying a Sports Car?

Starbucks, which celebrates its 40th birthday next year,  is having a mid-life crisis. And in true mid-life crisis fashion, it has been flailing about trying to “find” itself.  Instant coffee!  Flavored coffee!  Egg sandwiches!  No egg sandwiches!  Health conscious!  Double frappucino … Continue reading

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