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The Spanish Situation, part 2

On May 23rd, 2012, posted in: WineNews by | Comments Off on The Spanish Situation, part 2

[Author note: this series of blog posts is about my recent trip to Spain, with the importer Jorge Ordonez. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to see the country, taste the wine and eat the food. Follow these posts for a wine and culinary trip through Spain. Most wines mentioned are available at DEPs […]

The Spanish Situation, part 1

On May 23rd, 2012, posted in: WineNews by | Comments Off on The Spanish Situation, part 1

[Author note: this series of blog posts is about my recent trip to Spain, with the importer Jorge Ordonez. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to see the country, taste the wine and eat the food. Follow these posts for a wine and culinary trip through Spain. Most wines mentioned are available at DEPs […]

A bio on Jorge Ordonez

On May 23rd, 2012, posted in: WineNews by | Comments Off on A bio on Jorge Ordonez

The Jorge Ordonez biography:   The state of Spanish wine in the United States in 1987, when Jorge arrived, was bleak, epitomized mostly by cheap sherry and tired Rioja gathering dust on wine shops’ lower shelves. Having grown up in a family wine distribution business in Malaga, Spain, Ordonez knew the ins and outs of […]

The Spanish Situation, part 2

On May 16th, 2012, posted in: WineNews by | Comments Off on The Spanish Situation, part 2

[Author note: this series of blog posts is about my recent trip to Spain, with the importer Jorge Ordonez. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to see the country, taste the wine and eat the food. Follow these posts for a wine and culinary trip through Spain. Most wines mentioned are available at DEPs […]

The Spanish Situation, part 1

On May 16th, 2012, posted in: WineNews by | Comments Off on The Spanish Situation, part 1

[Author note: this series of blog posts is about my recent trip to Spain, with the importer Jorge Ordonez. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to see the country, taste the wine and eat the food. Follow these posts for a wine and culinary trip through Spain. Most wines mentioned are available at DEPs […]

A bio on Jorge Ordonez

On May 16th, 2012, posted in: WineNews by | Comments Off on A bio on Jorge Ordonez

The Jorge Ordonez biography:   The state of Spanish wine in the United States in 1987, when Jorge arrived, was bleak, epitomized mostly by cheap sherry and tired Rioja gathering dust on wine shops’ lower shelves. Having grown up in a family wine distribution business in Malaga, Spain, Ordonez knew the ins and outs of […]

The last weekend of summer tends to make me feel slightly depressed that the warm weather is on its way out , almost as if I can ominously feel the cold, dark weather just around the corner. However, this Labor Day weekend I decided to try a different approach to beating the end-o-summer blues by […]

A Coffee/Wine of Grande Proportions!

On August 10th, 2010, posted in: WineNews by

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It is no secret that I’m addicted to coffee. Not caffeine. Mountain Dew and Red Bull just don’t do it for me. But coffee, that glorious, beauteous black sludge, is one of the reasons I get out of bed in the morning. There is nothing like the feeling of walking into Starbucks, when the smell […]

Pinotage is such an interesting little grape. It pops up in all kinds of unusual places, such as in my glass last night as an accompaniment to some chicken tacos and bachelorette party planning. Pinotage, for those that don’t know or would like a refresher, is a cross varietal between Pinot Noir and the French […]

This past weekend I had the great fortune to be invited down to Elk Creek Vineyards in Owenton, KY. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and the grapes were a-growing! Just about an hour from Cincinnati, Louisville or Lexington(if you don’t get lost like we did!), Elk Creek is nestled in a cozy […]