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Chef’s Dish: Canela Bistro and Wine Bar


More than 10 years after it opened, Canela is still serving loyal customers both traditional Spanish and Spanish-inspired California cuisine, along with an ever-changing, exclusively Spanish wine list. 

Jamon Consorcio Serrano — Taste the Difference


If pork is a cornerstone of Spanish cuisine, cured ham—made from the tastiest part of the pig—is the cupola. And to take the building metaphor even higher, Consorcio Jamon Serrano Español’s (CJSE) jamon is the cupola’s peak.

Winter Whites, Late Summer Reds


Put a chill on it: The cool weather wines! When the summer season breathes its last symbolic gasp on Labor Day and the colors at the farmers’ markets begin to transition from bright yellows and ruby reds to dark greens, purples, and oranges, the wines in our glasses begin to change too.  Summertime is all […]

The Ultimate Spanish Food and Cheese Pairing Guide


In Ribera del Duero, the native grape called Tempranillo has been evolving in this unique growing region for 1,000 years. Across the valley and over the river, Verdejo, the signature grape of Rueda, thrives as Spain’s number one white wine. Collectively, the two areas are known as Spain’s most prestigious wine regions. Understanding what makes the […]

Verdejo: The World’s Next Great White Wine


Verdejo’s Potential is Endless Ask any Spaniard to tell you their favorite Spanish white wine, and it’s a good bet they’ll answer Verdejo. As Spain’s number one selling white wine, Verdejo’s popularity is undeniable. Ask some of the world’s most famous winemakers inside and outside Spain to name their favorite Spanish white wine, and the […]

Talking Tapas and Spain’s Most Prestigious Wine Regions


Photography by Galdones Photography The concept of the free snack in American culture runs the gamut from dive bars to white tablecloth restaurants, places where the phrases “happy hour” and “amuse bouche” translate to small, often tasty snacks or nibbles, whether salted popcorn in a bar or more elaborate bites prepared by a restaurant is […]

Asturias: Land of Artisanal Cheeses


These tenacious cheesemakers preserve an ancient way of life in Austurias, a region in northern Spain.

Manchego and Marcona Almond Spread


A bright spread that can be simply enjoyed on grilled bread or used as a condiment on sandwiches.

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