My Favorite places to drink wine in Valencia

Valencia, Spain’s third largest city after Madrid and Barcelona, is a charming, vibrant place with understated elegance and a more manageable feel and slower pace than its larger cousins, yet it has everything you need in a large city. This is the home of paella – the quintessential Spanish rice dish -, Valencia oranges, and a burgeoning wine industry from nearby Utiel-Requena and Alicante. After … Continue reading My Favorite places to drink wine in Valencia

My Favorite Places to Drink Wine in Madrid

Madrid is known to have the highest per capita number of bars in Europe and its celebrated nightlife goes back a long time, fueled by the years of “la movida” in the early 80s after the fall of Franco’s dictatorship. Madrid offers the broadest diversity and availability of wines from all over the country and despite its large size – the city is home to … Continue reading My Favorite Places to Drink Wine in Madrid

My Favorite Places to Drink Wine in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe and well-known as a place where one can eat and drink very, very well.  It is also the gateway to Catalonia’s wine country, with famous regions like Priorat and Penedes as well as up and coming D.O.s like Emporda, Alella, Conca de Barbera, Terra Alta, and Montsant. In the last few years I’ve been on … Continue reading My Favorite Places to Drink Wine in Barcelona

Exploring German and Austrian Wines

“A German wine label is one of the things life’s too short for, a daunting testimony to that peculiar nation’s love of detail and organization”.  Kingsley Amis I was in Berlin last December on a business trip and took the opportunity to visit a few of the most representative wine bars in the city.  I’d heard a lot about the new Berlin wine scene and … Continue reading Exploring German and Austrian Wines

My Favorite Places to Drink Wine in Paris

I was quite excited to be in Paris in the spring and looking forward to get a taste of the culinary and oenological adventures the City of Light has to offer.  We strategically booked our Airbnb in the 11th arrondissement, known for having one of the most dynamic restaurant and bar scenes in the right bank. The 11th is situated in the northeast part of … Continue reading My Favorite Places to Drink Wine in Paris