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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

• 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...

It is pretty rare that I use images that I haven't taken myself but this wine was so good I forgot to take pics because I was too busy enjoying it! While I make no claims of being a wine afficianado I definitely know what I like and what tastes good. To put it simply, Monte Velho 2011 white...

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,...