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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Malaga Spain
The Flavors of Malaga, Spain

Hands down, the cosmopolitan city of Malaga is one of Spain’s best-kept secrets.

Our Spanish friends and neighbors will probably be angry that we’ve shared our favorite haunts with you, but hey, we’re the type of people who can stand a bit of flack.


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The Wine of St. James
The Wine of El Camino de Santiago

It is said that the remains of St. James, the Patron Saint of Spain, are buried within the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Since medieval times, pilgrims have traversed El Camino de Santiago (The Way of Saint James), seeking spiritual enlightenment on the long path to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Although there are many different starting points, at least four in France alone, most routes converge near the city of Pamplona, in the province of Navarra.


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Think Pink, Drink Pink
Drink Pink: Summer's Best Roses

There is something magical about an early summer sunset. As long, bright days evolve into cool, refreshing evenings, the play of light from the low-hanging sun splashes a dramatic array of pink tones across the sky. While others see images in the clouds, we take our inspiration from the myriad shades of pink and dream of a long summer filled with many bottles and glasses of rosé wine.


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Celebrating Puerto Rican Pride
Wines to Celebrate Puerto Rican Pride

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be celebrated in New York City on Sunday, June 9th. Held annually since 1958, the parade and subsequent festival draws over 100,000 participants each year in a vibrant display of national pride.


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Madrid for Wine Lovers
Madrid for Wine Lovers

Spain is the third largest producer of wine in the world, with more vineyards than any other country. Its capital, Madrid, is a wonderful place to explore wine from its many different regions. Whether your venue of choice is the oldest restaurant in the world or the rooftop lounge of a hip boutique hotel, your palate is sure to be pleased by the goodness in your glass.


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The Best White Wine for Seafood Tapas
Best White Wines for Tapas & Ceviche

While food trends come and go, it is nice to see that two of our favorite imports are now staples of the dining scene in most major cities: tapas and ceviche. Both light seafood tapas and ceviche are perfect for summertime eating and entertaining. They are cool and refreshing, don’t require much (or any time) laboring over a hot stove, and the flavors of brine, citrus, and spice are just right with easy-drinking, cold white wine.


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Celebrate Cinco de Vino on May 5th
Celebrate Cinco de Vino on May 5th

Every 5th of May, more bars and restaurants jump on the Cinco de Mayo bandwagon, serving up tequila shots, margaritas, and barely-Mexican fare. Although the day marks the 1862 victory of the Mexican army over their French oppressors, not Mexican Independence Day, it has become a bit like a mini Fourth of July in many cities across the USA.


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Tax Time Tippling: Wines for Every Tax Bracket
Tax Time Tippling: Wines for Every Tax Bracket

It’s said that only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. They also say, “Life is too short to drink cheap wine.” But if you've been hit especially hard by the tax man this year, you may have to drink cheap wine, at least temporarily. With that in mind, we have chosen some inexpensive but still delicious wines that are just perfect with a steady diet of cocina pobre.


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Refreshing Warm Weather Wines
Refreshing Warm Weather Wines

Por fin: Verano! We’re so happy that we’ll say it again: Summer is finally here!  It’s time to lighten up what’s in our glasses with some delicious white wines and rosés from around the world. We’re all happy drinking full-bodied red wine with hearty cold weather fare, but now that the temperature is rising and the days are getting longer it’s time for lighter cuisine, lighter flavors, and less calories. 


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