Posts belonging to Category Albarino

Basque-ing in a Tablas Creek tasting

The Basque country is in northwestern Spain on the border with France and includes the Navarre region. The French resort Biarritiz is right over the county line [ed. tBoW’s first link to wikitravel]. Notable Basque towns include Bilbao and San Sebastian although Hondarribia (near San Sebastian) is certainly one of the most charming. This is the road less traveled when it comes to Spanish tourism. Good for you!! Area highlights include Bilbao’s Gehry-designed museum, knocked off repeatedly, even by himself, (see LA’s Disney Hall) and the surfing town of [ed. to prove the point side by side pics can be examined at bottom] and Mundaka… (more…)

Wine Intelligence part 1: Time of the Season

I am not finished with the recent entry about corresponding the wine to the season. The good dokker calls it wine intelligence. I agree. The immediate objective is to provide a few simple guidelines for how to know what to take to a wine dinner-slash-tasting. The longer term objective is to give some hints on how to enhance your enjoyment of wine. (more…)