Category: Food

Wine ideas for Thanksgiving – Sparkling

Wine ideas for Thanksgiving – Sparkling

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might be wondering what wines to pair with dinner.  All of the wines featured in our series are for sale in our web wine store:  Topochines Vino Wine Store.   Okay, let's talk about pairing sparkling wines with some of the traditional foods that are served on turkey day.  We … Continue reading Wine ideas for Thanksgiving – Sparkling

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Our Iberian Adventure, Part II: Sevilla

Our Iberian Adventure, Part II: Sevilla

After a very short (one-night) stay in Madrid, our Iberian adventure started in earnest with a trip to Sevilla - my first trip to this beautiful city in Andalucía.  In pre-historic times John visited Sevilla, but since I wasn't with him it doesn't count.  Anyway, we decided not to drive a car from Madrid to … Continue reading Our Iberian Adventure, Part II: Sevilla

Our Iberian Adventure, Part I: Getting Around

Our Iberian Adventure, Part I: Getting Around

We have been to Spain many times - individually and together - and John has a whole bunch of cousins living in Madrid.  A place neither of us had ever ventured, though, was Portugal.  This seems strange even to me, since Spain and Portugal are, well, part of the same peninsula and getting there is … Continue reading Our Iberian Adventure, Part I: Getting Around

Rombauer: Much more than buttery Chardonnay

Rombauer: Much more than buttery Chardonnay

I was recently invited to an exclusive industry event at Rombauer Vineyards on Silverado Trail in Napa Valley.  Among wine experts and casual wine drinkers alike, Rombauer is considered to be the quintessential producer of "California-style" Chardonnay.  While "French-style" Chard is typically crisp, citrus-flavored, lighter colored, and more acidic, California Chardonnay  has deeper golden color, … Continue reading Rombauer: Much more than buttery Chardonnay

Great Lodi Wines, Part I: Acquiesce Winery

Great Lodi Wines, Part I: Acquiesce Winery

At first blush, "acquiesce" would seem to be a peculiar choice for the name of a winery.  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the verb "acquiesce" means:  "accept something reluctantly but without protest."  Sue Tipton is the owner and winemaker of Acquiesce Winery in Lodi, California, a wine region whose most commonly planted varietal is … Continue reading Great Lodi Wines, Part I: Acquiesce Winery