Big Cork Equals Big Wine For Maryland
Wherever we travel, we try to experience the local wine culture. We recently spent some time in our hometown of Washington DC and took a day to see what’s going on with Maryland wines these days. An excellent recommendation from the host of our B&B in Frederick Maryland took us to Big Cork Vineyards, one…
Exploring Spanish Cheeses at La Majada Quesos in Valencia
We were reading The Telling Room, a book about the history and drama surrounding an artisanal cheese from Castile-Leon Spain, at the same time that we came across La Majada, a cheese bar in Valencia. The book sparked an appetite for Spanish cheese that La Majada’s vast cheese cellar was perfectly suited to fulfill.
Day Trip to Bodega Vera de Estenas
We love visiting wineries, particularly older historic ones. The Utiel-Requena wine making region in Valencia has over 100 wineries. We recently joined a small tour of the historic caves and bodega of Vera de Estenas.
Old School Tapas in Valencia at Casa Montaña
We were excited to show off our new city of Valencia to our first visitor from home. Casa Montana is one of the oldest taverns in Valencia. Located in the old fisherman’s quarter of El Cabanyal, Casa Montana offers a traditional Spanish experience of tapas and wine.
Day trip to Utiel Gastronómica
Much of the food and wine that we enjoy in Valencia comes from the small towns surrounding us. The train system makes it really easy to take day trips to the Valencian countryside. This past weekend we jumped on the train to Utiel, a little town about 50 miles west of Valencia. Utiel is part…
Tasting Jamón Ibérico in Valencia
Few things are more important to Spanish cuisine and culture than jamón ibérico, the celebrated ham made from Black Iberian pigs. Spanish ham is considered to be the best in the world. Massive legs of jamón hang from ceilings in restaurants and markets all over the country. I can’t recall seeing a restaurant menu in…
Wining and Dining in La Mancha at Bodegas Real
A winery tour and tasting is a great way to experience the Castilla-La Mancha region of Spain. We visited Bodegas Real to learn about their wine and enjoy delicious regional food.
Food and Wine in Valdepenas, Spain
To get a taste of Spanish wine culture, we visited Valdepeñas, a wine making DO in the region of Castilla-La Mancha in south central Spain. We feasted on traditional Manchego cuisine and sampled the local wines.
Granada: The Free Tapas Challenge
Granada’s restaurants are known for their tradition of free tapas with beer or wine. We’ve heard that they will keep bringing them as long as you keep ordering. Our challenge was to see just how far they will go.
Tasting Local Wine and Craft Beer in Williamsburg Virginia
We’ve toured through the historic center of Colonial Williamsburg many times, and will continue to do so because it is such a beautiful town, but Williamsburg is more than just an American history experience. There’s enough great food, wine, and beer to make it a worthy destination for the culinary experience alone. On our most recent…