France is "the" place! · Wine

CHAMPAGNE PHOTO DIARY: RUINART

After the unforgettable morning we had at Veuve Clicquot, an exceptional experience was waiting us at Ruinart: At the beginning of the visit, I was very excited; and at the end, very impressed. I can easily say that visiting Ruinart was an experience with full of emotions, there is definitely something special that touched to… Continue reading CHAMPAGNE PHOTO DIARY: RUINART

Food

DISCOVERING MONTREAL IN 8 RESTAURANTS

Here comes the second edition of eating and drinking in Montreal! I’ve spent some amazing days in Montreal, discovering the new parts of it, visiting the quarters that I love the most and more importantly eating and drinking different places… If you haven’t read my first edition of Montreal restaurant reviews, here is your chance… Continue reading DISCOVERING MONTREAL IN 8 RESTAURANTS

France is "the" place! · Wine

CHAMPAGNE PHOTO DIARY: VEUVE CLICQUOT

Last time I’ve left you in Epernay, while we were visiting the caves of Moët et Chandon. We continued our Champagne journey by driving back to Reims and passing through the breathtaking views of the Champagne vineyards. In this part of the journey, we will look back to the visit in Veuve Clicquot, one of… Continue reading CHAMPAGNE PHOTO DIARY: VEUVE CLICQUOT

People

THE WINEMAKER YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BETTER: JOSE JAVIER ECHANDI

Jose Javier Echandi, he is the technical director and winemaker of Bodegas Sommos in Somontano, Spain. He is a winemaker who puts his knowledge, experience and passion inside of every single bottle of wine he produces. This will be our chance to know him better: how he started his career in wine sector, how he… Continue reading THE WINEMAKER YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BETTER: JOSE JAVIER ECHANDI

Food · Wine

6 WINES FROM SAQ IN MONTREAL & FOOD PAIRINGS

Would you agree with me if I say there are 2 options when it comes to food and wine pairing? I am suggesting following two: You know what you are going to eat, and you will choose your wine. You know which wine you are going to drink, and you will choose the food. Most… Continue reading 6 WINES FROM SAQ IN MONTREAL & FOOD PAIRINGS

A year in Spain · Food

DINING EXPERIENCE AT EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA

I have to think for a couple of minutes to tell you what the best breakfast of my life was. Best lunch of my life? Probably I cannot even decide. But, if you ask me what the best dinner I had so far was, I can answer you immediately: The one at El Celler de… Continue reading DINING EXPERIENCE AT EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA

Food

THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO WITH GRAPEVINE LEAVES

Have you ever thought what would be the best thing that you can do with grapevine leaves? Use them as decoration on your charcuterie boards? Dry them, frame them and hang on your wall? Good ones, but no! The best thing to do with grapevine leaves is simply… sarma! Sarma is a dish with a… Continue reading THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO WITH GRAPEVINE LEAVES

Food · Wine

HOW TO PAIR WINE GLASSES WITH OCCASIONS

We all know this: The glass matters! The shape of the glass effects our perception of wine. That’s why it’s very important to choose the correct shape of glass, depending on the style of the wine that we are tasting. However, when it comes to drinking wine, not tasting it, the things might get even… Continue reading HOW TO PAIR WINE GLASSES WITH OCCASIONS

A year in Spain · Wine

GONE TO ARAGON: FROM VINES TO WINES – PART 2

“I went to Aragon last June.” If you don’t remember this sentence, I invite you to read the first part of this article. I’ve already shared the two denominations that we visited in this first part, which were Somontano and Campo de Borja and in this part I’ll continue with the other two denominations of… Continue reading GONE TO ARAGON: FROM VINES TO WINES – PART 2

Food · Wine

ALBARIÑO PAIRED WITH LOBSTER RAVIOLI

Looking at a nice bottle of wine that I’ve brought last year from Spain… I’ve chosen this bottle, from thousands of options in the wine store, and brought back to Nova Scotia. To be honest, the selection was not very difficult, since I was searching for an Albariño wine from Rías Baixas, and this wine… Continue reading ALBARIÑO PAIRED WITH LOBSTER RAVIOLI