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Like I mentioned in my last post we had a lot of great Spanish food and drinks. There is so yummy stuff much to try, a nice glass of Rioja or Sangria, tapas, seafood, you name it. Here are some mouthwatering pics of the food, snacks and drinks we enjoyed :) A cold glass of white wine and...

Growing up in a warm country has meant I have always had a love for Mediterranean inspired food as the idea of sitting in the sun with a white wine spritzer, bowls of juicy olives, sundried tomatoes and a fresh salad totally captures summer and reminds me of the family adventures we had in...

Perfectly timed for summer, Brancott Estate has launched a new lighter, contemporary wine sub-brand called Flight, available as a sauvignon blanc and a pinot gris. Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate's chief winemaker, says that consumers want a naturally lighter wine which doesn't skimp on...

One of my dearest friends has called Champagne nothing more than "bad white wine." I disagree. At only 90 calories a glass, Champagne helps me prepare for my coming New Year's diet and usher out the old year in style. For tonight, I will be uncorking some wonderful Champagne to welcome in...

1 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted Stir fry beans with 1 tbsp of cooking oil over medium-high heat until...

5 ounce chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/3 dry white wine 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock 1/4 tsp dried thyme 1/4 tsp dried oregano 1 large bay leaf salt and pepper to taste Heat the oil in a medium-size skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot, cover and cook until softened, about 5...

It is hot where we are right now, and we are in the mood for an easy-drinking white wine to make Friday night a bona fide reality. This Verdicchio from Azienda Santa Barbara—in Italy's Marche region—is that cat's soft, footed pajamas. The varietal is common to the region and this guy has some...

The good news is that you CAN have it all, and juggle it all while wearing a six-inch heel and downing a few glasses of Moscato. It can be done, but it does require a fair amount of finesse. I'm not sure where one goes to purchase finesse in quantity, but I assume all of the Housewives have...

Chardonnay is an accessible white wine for beginners. A gentle wine, fruity, with smoky touches. You'll look impressive selecting a random Chardonnay from the menu to compliment your seafood, you can't go wrong. Pinot blanc is a bit similar to Chard, with a sharper, crisper tone. A bit dry,...

• 310g/11oz small shell-shaped pasta • 3 cloves of garlic • 255g/9oz yellow cherry tomatoes • 255g/9oz red cherry tomatoes • 1 handful of black olives, pitted • 2 tablespoons fresh chives • 1 handful of fresh basil • ½ a cucumber • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar, or to taste • 7 tablespoons...