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Celebrating One Hundred Years of Caesar Salad: From Tijuana to Bordeaux

Classic Caesar salad savor the harvest

July fourth was the one hundred year anniversary of the Caesar Salad, one of my absolute favorites. The salad’s four-day celebratory festival taking place in Tijuana, Mexico ends today (July seventh). Tijuana you ask? It was there the salad was concocted by Césare Cardini, an Italian immigrant who arrived in Tijuana in 1920. His restaurant was appropriately named Cesare’s and… Read more »

Wild Asparagus and Wines – Yes, A Pairing is Possible

wild Bath asparagus wine pairing savor the harvest

Each year beginning in spring, I look for a vegetable slightly resembling asparagus. Sometimes called Bath Asparagus or Spiked Star of Bethlehem, it is distantly related to the common green asparagus we know. Just as delicious, I buy it often during the short availability window it appears in farmers’ markets and stores. With a milder flavor than green asparagus and… Read more »

Seguret and Chou Farci (Duck) with Domaine de Pourra

I met proprietor Jean-Christian Mayordome at Vignerons Indépendants in Bordeaux. A former doctor, his desire was to grow grapes and make wine was stronger than practicing medicine, thus he created this estate from scratch in 1998. He farms about 26h (63 acres) in the Southern Rhone: Gigondas AOC and Seguret Côtes du Rhone Villages areas. He used natural practices from… Read more »

Ending the Year with Wine Family Suertes del Marqués in Tenerife #WorldWineTravel

Medianías 2018 Listan Negro

Tenerif winery Suertes del Marqués works with native Spanish grapes including Listan Negro in this fresh, funky and savory, jingle bell rocker.

Heading to Aragón’s Valdejalón with Bodegas Frontonio (#WorldWineTravel)

On a trip to Aragón a few years ago, we had the opportunity to delve into the wines of this somewhat isolated Spanish region. Basing ourselves in the historic city Zaragoza, we visited vineyards and wineries to obtain an overview of the area, the land (where rainfall is in short supply) and the varied faces of Garnacha. One in particular… Read more »