Spain is producing some excellent value wines and have modernized some of their viticulture techniques to appeal to the wider public. Here is what you need to have a fun evening exploring the food and wine of Spain’s Rioja region. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Host a Tapas and Rioja Wine Tasting”
It is amazing how 5 simple ingredients can turn out so much flavour! This Pan con Tomate means grilled bread with tomato and is a typical Spanish tapa. Continue reading “Pan con Tomate”
This Marinated Olive Tapa is so easy you don’t ever need to pay the premium prices for gourmet olives again! Warning! These are addictive! Continue reading “Marinated Olive Tapa”
Buckle up! There are so many good value wines in this release this is gonna be a long post! This release features old and new favourites and there are good values for almost every wine varietal from various countries. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Release July 22, 2017”
This Smokin’ Spanish Shrimp makes for one garlicky, smokey shrimp dish. You will want lots of bread to daub up any remaining sauce! Continue reading “Smokin’ Spanish Shrimp”
How is it that potatoes, onions and eggs taste so good? This Spanish Tortilla works as an appetizer, tapa, side or star of a brunch. Continue reading “Spanish Tortilla (Potato Omelette)”
Pimentón Pork bites are infused with garlic and Spanish smoked paprika and grilled on a skewer. Serve with a side of garlic, pepper sauce and it makes for a smokey, tasty tapa. Continue reading “Spanish Pimentón Pork with Mojo Picón”
Wine Aroma Wheel and charts courtesy of Wine Folly. Click to enlarge.
Original Source: Wine Aroma Wheel by Wine Folly
Wine Profiles of Popular Varietals
The following charts indicate what you would expect to find as far a flavor in some of the most popular wine varietals. (Click to enlarge). Use this to compare what you are finding against the classic profile for that wine.
Original Source: Flavor Profiles of White Wines | Wine Folly
Original Source: Wine Flavor Profiles of Red Wines | Wine Folly
Wine Descriptions and What They Mean
Use this chart to help find the correct descriptors for aromas, flavours, textures and styles of the wine you are tasting. (Click to enlarge).
Original Source: Guide to Over 120 Wine Descriptors
Adding a touch of curry to the dressing on this Curried Carrot Salad really kicks it up a notch. Healthy, easy, yummy -what’s not to like? Continue reading “Curried Carrot Salad”