I’ll be taking a cheque. I’m hoping you will too.

I’ll be taking a cheque. I’m hoping you will too.

Back in 2016, I had my first exposure to the Feed The Hungry San Miguel organization. It was a very moving experience. I had no comprehension of the enormous contribution this charity makes to our community. I published an article then that detailed the urgent need of...
The March wine-pairing dinner takes us to Japan.

The March wine-pairing dinner takes us to Japan.

Our next San Miguel wine-pairing dinner will focus on some of Japan’s most celebrated dishes. Guest chef Satoru Takeda will join Chikatana chef Alejandra Landeros in creating four courses paired with local Mexican wines. ONE NIGHT IN TOKYO Yakigyoza Boiled and roasted...
Hail Caesar! Hail Flavio!

Hail Caesar! Hail Flavio!

Name the Mexican fine-dining dish most prepared outside of Mexico. OK, a clue, it doesn’t include a taco. OK, another clue, there are no chiles. The most prepared dish outside of Mexico is, according to Chef Flavio Ramirez Jr., the Caesar Salad. The extraordinary...
Which wines go best with bagels?

Which wines go best with bagels?

I had a quandary. I wanted to feature the bagels created by San Miguel’s El Brillo and the wines distributed by Hédoné Experience SMA. And I wanted to do it at the same meal. Breakfast? Nah! Even I don’t drink wine at breakfast. Lunch? Bagels at lunch? Of course. Wine...
Spirits are high after awards to San Miguel-based distiller.

Spirits are high after awards to San Miguel-based distiller.

Last year, I had my first taste of bacanora when Gunther Maier poured me a glass of Santa Cuviso. I proclaimed the agave-based spirit a winner. This year, the judges at the American Distilling Institute had their first taste of Santa Cuviso and they made the same...

The next wine pairing dinner takes us to Argentina.

Last month I attended a tasting of wines from Familia Rosso in Mendoza, Argentina. I was very impressed, impressed enough to organize a dinner paired with some of their wines. Who else to pair them I thought than Mariano Rivera of San Miguel’s Buenos Aires Bistro. A...

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