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Ribera, Rueda, and Micro Tapas


Our palates are ever-evolving, which means that food trends are too. Prognosticators abound, but often what’s old is new again, meaning that certain foods stand the test of time no matter what else may be on the table. And sometimes traditional foodways meet modern palates to become the next new thing even when they’re based […]

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 […]

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 […]

crispy fingerling potatoes with cheese dip

Crispy Potatoes with Cheese Sauce


Instead of the classic aioli with patatas bravas, we’ve paired the crispy potatoes with melty, gooey cheese sauce.

3 Cheeses That Look Like Manchego But Aren’t


These look-alikes will keep your Manchego-addicted palate just as satisfied.

smashed tomato toasts with shaved garrotxa cheese

Smashed Tomato Toasts Topped with Garrotxa


A cheesy twist on pan con tomate these simple bites strike just the right balance of sweet, salty, and earthy.

baked garlic shrimp topped with herbs and cotija

Garlic Shrimp with Cotija and Summer Herbs


Gambas al ajillo is one rich tapa—here, we’ve added zippy cotija to cut the oily mouthfeel. Serve crusty bread alongside the dish to sop up the garlicky oil.

meatballs stuffed with cheese in a smokey tomato sauce

Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs


A queso-filled version of Spanish albóndigas, these hearty mouthfuls are top-notch party food.

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