Thanksgiving with a Spanish Twist: Turkey, Lamb, and the Wines of Navarra, Spain.

Navarro Line Up
Nothing like wine from Navarro DO to accompany a holiday feast.

A friend recently asked my advice in planning a Friendsgiving dinner – she lives far from her hometown and has decided to invite other friends to share the day with her. She’s quite accomplished in the kitchen and has decided to prepare all the courses herself, with the exception of dessert. Good for her!

Years ago, I used to host Thanksgiving at my home, inviting a rag-tag group of friends, family members, neighbors, and friends-of-friends unable to go home for the holiday. The mix changed each year, depending on who was where, and it led to some interesting interactions. But that’s a whole other post . . . . Continue reading “Thanksgiving with a Spanish Twist: Turkey, Lamb, and the Wines of Navarra, Spain.”

Wines of Alicante and the Costa Blanca: #Vuelta2017 Stage 9

Sunday’s stage is flat, flat, flat, all the way to the 130 km marker and the Category 2 Alto de Puig Llorença. The peloton will then scramble through the intermediate sprint, and then attack the Category 1 Cumbre del Sol/El Poble Nou de Benitatxell and the summit finish.  Our departure point, the city of Orihuela, was once ruled by the Visigoths and served as the … Continue reading Wines of Alicante and the Costa Blanca: #Vuelta2017 Stage 9