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Dining well in Burgundy

The adjective that most commonly precedes chardonnay and pinot noir wines is “food-friendly” and when one travels to the cradle of chardonnay …

Soave – Italy’s iconic white wine

With today’s value-oriented consumers, everyday wines are nouveau chic.  But the New World didn’t invent inexpensive, everyday wine.  Some of the best …

Dining in the Veneto

Dining at Osteria Fontanina in Verona Dining in new cities is always an exciting adventure, but its particularly exciting when you’re in the …

Dining in the city of Bordeaux

If you are travelling to Bordeaux, you probably love food and wine.  Some of the specialties of Bordeaux given its proximity to …

Destination Southern Rhone

A nice base for us visiting the Southern Rhone was the Hotel Bellerive in Rasteau.  It is “homey”, very quiet, with beautiful views …

Sherry pairings in Jerez

One could spend days in Jerez being amazed by the infinite pairings of dry sherry with food, if mostly to satisfy a curiosity of …

Destination Ribera del Duero

Barnyard rooster with chocolate scent Ribera del Duero is about 70 miles wide along the banks of the Duero River, with the …

What to eat in Rioja

One of the many reasons why I love Spanish food is that it suits my lifestyle and diet, which includes small plates …