Spanish roses for an Indian summer

Indian summer. Why do they call it Indian summer? Summers in India are hot as hell, not to mention wet, it being monsoon season and all. I did a bit of research (ok, looked on Wikipedia) and among the various meanings, this one seemed just as good as any of the others: …the term originated from raids on European colonies by...

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Upcoming Bluebird Cigar and Cognac Tasting

The Bluebird Wineshop in Chelsea had become one of my favourites because of their great winetastings and Penny Johns, the manager has come up with a great list of tastings for the Autumn. This Wednesday, Sept 10th, she is hosting a Fine Cognac and Cigar tasting in the courtyard of the Bluebird Restaurant. Amanda Laden from Delamain...

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European Wine Bloggers Conference

As you can tell by the little badge to the right there, I’m a member of OpenWineConsortium. I love logging onto this site to see what’s going on in the wine world, what’s new and what people are talking about. I’d say that there are a fair amount of wine bloggers out there and the good folks of OWC have...

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Spanish whites for the summer

I know it may seem cliched to say that I only drink white in the summer but I do seem to gravitate towards them once the thermometer starts heading up past 75 degrees F. and the sun starts making (almost) daily appearances. Since I’m always on the lookout for new and different wines, I ran across these two Spanish examples,...

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Raimat Abadia

The Codorniu tasting was a long one. First the sparkling and then the still wines. I have to admit that after all those sparklings, I was beginning to get a bit tipsy, especially since this was an informal tasting session after work. But I soldiered on and sampled the wines of Raimat which is the still wine arm of Codorniu. A bit...

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