Vinos+Tapas. A San Miguel restaurant flexes its mussels.

Vinos+Tapas. A San Miguel restaurant flexes its mussels.

Mussels almost smack dab in the middle of Mexico? Maybe it’s crazy to even think about them. But I do. And often. I’ve always wanted mussels (yes, pun definitely intended, and particularly in the upper arms). I have since I was about 20 (nobody ate mussels before I...
You’re invited to spend a gourmet evening in Spain.

You’re invited to spend a gourmet evening in Spain.

At next month’s San Miguel de Allende wine-pairing dinner, we will be exploring the wine regions of Spain. With six different courses each accompanied by a different wine. The menu, I think, speaks for itself. GASPACHO DE ANDALUCIA Cucumber, bell pepper and herb...
Appassimento. Hard to spell. Easy to drink.

Appassimento. Hard to spell. Easy to drink.

There is no winery in my opinion more emblematic of the Veronese style than Masi Agricola. Still family-owned, Masi is one of the largest wineries in Valpolicella, producing over 12 million bottles a year. 47 of those bottles were opened last week at Firenze, one of...
You’re invited to a very special wine-pairing dinner.

You’re invited to a very special wine-pairing dinner.

Masi Agricola produces not just some of the best Venetian wines, they produce some of the best wines in all of Italy. Their celebrated Amarones traditionally score in the nineties when judged by the critics. I was recently offered the opportunity to purchase cases of...
A few good wines with prices you’ll be very comfortable with.

A few good wines with prices you’ll be very comfortable with.

It had been raining in San Miguel for days. We contemplated the choices. We could brave the outdoors and build an ark. Or we could stay indoors and eat and drink. We decided that nobody really missed the unicorns after the last time we had weather like this. We’d eat...

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