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LAN Airlines razglasi Master Sommelier-izbrano vinsko karto 2014

LAN Airlines razglasi Master Sommelier-izbrano vinsko karto 2014

LAN Airlines vsako leto opravi obsežen postopek izbire vina, ki zmanjšuje sorte, ki bodo na voljo za letake premium poslovnega razreda. Po skrbni preučitvi in ​​težki izbiri med 300 različnimi vini iz celega Čila in Argentine je seznam za leto 2014 dokončala strokovna vinska skupina LAN Airlines, vključno z Master Sommelierjem podjetja, Hectorjem Vergaro.

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"Imamo izziv, da nenehno ponujamo vrhunsko potovalno izkušnjo z več in boljšimi storitvami. Zavedamo se, da so izkušnje na krovu izjemnega pomena za naše potnike, zato si prizadevamo, da bi to pričakovanje še naprej izpolnjevali," pravi Fernanda Toro, direktorica potovalnih izkušenj za Skupina letalskih prevoznikov LATAM.

Vina bodo skozi vse leto predstavljena na šestih menijih, hkrati pa bo na voljo pet vin, jedilniki pa se bodo posodabljali vsaka dva meseca do marca 2015. Oddelki vključujejo 18 čilskih in 12 argentinskih vin, vključno s priljubljenimi, kot so cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc in Pinot Noir ter različne mešanice, ki bi morale poznavalcem ponuditi dražilno spremembo tempa.

"Izbrali smo vina, ki najbolje odražajo značilnosti njihovih trt, ob upoštevanju, da se bodo vina porabila na letalu, kjer pritisk v kabini na visoki nadmorski višini vpliva in spreminja čutne zaznave. Vina, izbrana za letošnje leto, so ekspresivna in sadna, in bodo brez dvoma potniki zelo uživali, "pravi Hector Vergara.

Od maja 2014 bo ta vinska karta na voljo na Boeingu 787, 767 in letalskih prevoznikih Lan Airlines ter njihovih letalih Airbus A340 za tiste, ki potujejo s sedeži Premium Business.


Talk-A-Vino

Prvič, prepričan sem, da moram nekaj razložiti & #8211 kar naenkrat tukaj je Meritage #146, medtem ko # #, #50 ali #145 ne najdete. Vem, da nisem redno prispeval k temu blogu, in rad bi videl, kako lahko to spremenim. Objave Meritage so bile vedno zbirka (Meritage) zanimivih novic o vinu in hrani, ki so bile objavljene ob sredah, od tod tudi naslov. Preštela sem vse objave Meritage na tem spletnem dnevniku v več kot 10 letih in ugotovila, da jih je bilo prej objavljenih 145. Prej bi vam dal povzetek objave v naslovu – za naprej, to bom nadomestil s preprosto številko. Upam, da mi je uspelo razložiti mojo logiko, zato zdaj nadaljujmo z novicami.

Začnimo z nekaj zanimivim razvojem v svetu španskih vin. Zdi se, da je razvrstitev španskih vin preprosta in#8211 je večina vin označenih pod določenim DO, kar pomeni Denominación de Origen, potem pa obstaja še nekaj drugih kategorij, kot sta kategorija najvišje kakovosti v Rioji in Prioratu, ki sta dovolj zanimivi, da sta napisani drugače, vendar označujeta isto – to je DOCa za Riojo (Denominación de Origen Calificada) in DOQ ( Denominació d ’Origen Vprašanjeualificada) v Prioratu. Potem imate tudi Vino de Pago, ki pomeni en sam vinograd in nekaj drugih kategorij. Zdi pa se, da je preprostost nekoliko razpadajoča in da je bilo za več ravni kakovosti v španskih vinih zahtevanih več klasifikacij. Zdaj imate na primer Corpinnat v Penedesu, ki označuje Cavo iz ekološkega grozdja in nekaj drugih omejitev ali klasifikacijo Vino de Villa in Vino de Paraje, ki je bila pravkar predstavljena v DO Bierzu. Če želite izvedeti več, vam želim ponuditi ta članek na spletnem mestu Guild of Sommeliers –, ki je vsekakor tehničen, a vreden truda, da bi razumeli najnovejšo dinamiko v svetu španskih vin.

Ste že slišali za Tour de France, verjetno največjo letno kolesarsko dirko? Prepričan sem, da imate, in če potrebujete tehnične podrobnosti o dirki 2020, jo lahko najdete tukaj. Mnogi vinski pisatelji ta dogodek uporabljajo zgolj kot platno za pogovor o francoskih vinih iz različnih regij, saj jih kolesarji dirkajo v iskanju slave. Ponujam vam dve vinski turi Tour de France –, eno, ki pokriva celotno dirko v eni seji, in drugo vino, ki je vrsta objav. Ne vem, ali ste ljubitelj kolesarjenja ali ne, vendar je to vsekakor zanimiv način raziskovanja sveta francoskih vin.

Leto 2020 je na tisoče načinov popolnoma edinstveno. Ne za stvari, ki so se zgodile v letu 2020, ampak morda celo v večji meri, za stvari, ki se niso zgodile ’. Chowdafest 2020 bi bil eden izmed takih “things ”. Chowdafest je eden mojih najljubših kulinaričnih dogodkov v Novi Angliji, ki ponavadi poteka v začetku oktobra, kjer se na tisoče ljubiteljev čokolade zbere, da okusijo in ocenijo veliko ponudbo krepkih juh, znanih tudi kot “chowder ”. Ob vsej zabavi leta 2020, če se nekaj ur skupaj zbere približno 20.000 ljudi na plaži, se ne sliši kot pametna ideja. Toda to ne pomeni, da je treba ljubiteljem čokolade prikrajšati za najljubšo poslastico. Kako? Enostavno. Spoznajte povsem novo pobudo Chowdafest – The Chowder Club. Klubu se lahko pridružite za samo 10 USD (ne na mesec, samo enkrat 10 USD). 24 restavracij v programu bo ponudilo svoje originalne recepte za juho, pripravil pa jih bo poklicni kuhar. Vsak mesec boste imeli priložnost kupiti dve različni vrsti zdroba, in sicer za 20 USD na četrtino čokolade –, če vam ponudba ni všeč, vam ni treba kupiti ničesar. Sprva bodo drobtine odpremljene samo v Novi Angliji, upajmo pa, da se bodo razširile po vsej državi. Preberite razdelek s pogostimi vprašanji na spletnem mestu Chowder Club ’s, saj ponuja dodatne informacije o tem, kar je navedeno na strani Pridružite se klubu. Sem se že prijavil, tako da bom imel zdaj priložnost pisati o čokoladah 12 -krat na leto namesto le enkrat :).

Karkoli se zgodi, je na bolje, kajne? Ne vedno, da –, včasih pa deluje. Prejšnji teden sem želel objaviti to objavo, vendar se to ni zgodilo. Na drugi strani pa sem dobil obvestilo o prvi ponudbi kluba Chowda, ki bo sestavljena iz dveh juh, ki sta 5 let zapored zmagala na Chowdafestu v svojih kategorijah – Pike ’s Place iz Seattla s klasiko New England Chowder in Bistro Our House iz Winooskega v Vermontu s svojim pijačom iz bučnih morskih sadežev. Trenutno lahko te zdrobljene pošiljke pošljete samo znotraj Nove Anglije –, če želite dobiti svojega, vse podrobnosti najdete tukaj –, vendar pohitite, naročiš lahko samo do 18. septembra.

Še zadnja novica, bolj lokalna – o tem blogu. Včeraj sem dobil popolnoma nepričakovano e -poštno sporočilo od Corked Wines v Združenem kraljestvu, ki me je obvestilo, da sem se uvrstil na njihov seznam 101 najboljših avtorjev vina za leto 2020, zato lahko ponosno prikažem ta logotip:

Ta čast mi je bila zelo ponižna, vendar vam ne bi lagal, vsekakor je bilo prijetno presenečenje. Če si želite ogledati celoten seznam nagrajencev, ga najdete tukaj.

To je vse, kar imam danes za vas. Kozarec je prazen, polnjenje pa je na poti. Na zdravje!


Talk-A-Vino

Prvič, prepričan sem, da moram nekaj razložiti & #8211 kar naenkrat tukaj je Meritage #146, medtem ko # #, #50 ali #145 ne najdete. Vem, da nisem redno prispeval k temu blogu, in rad bi videl, kako lahko to spremenim. Objave Meritage so bile vedno zbirka (Meritage) zanimivih novic o vinu in hrani, ki so bile objavljene ob sredah, od tod tudi naslov. Preštela sem vse objave Meritage na tem spletnem dnevniku v več kot 10 letih in ugotovila, da jih je bilo prej objavljenih 145. Prej bi vam dal povzetek objave v naslovu – za naprej, to bom nadomestil s preprosto številko. Upam, da mi je uspelo razložiti mojo logiko, zato zdaj nadaljujmo z novicami.

Začnimo z nekaj zanimivim razvojem v svetu španskih vin. Zdi se, da je razvrstitev španskih vin preprosta in#8211 je večina vin označenih pod določenim DO, kar pomeni Denominación de Origen, potem pa obstaja še nekaj drugih kategorij, kot sta kategorija najvišje kakovosti v Rioji in Prioratu, ki sta dovolj zanimivi, da sta napisani drugače, vendar označujeta isto – to je DOCa za Riojo (Denominación de Origen Calificada) in DOQ ( Denominació d ’Origen Vprašanjeualificada) v Prioratu. Potem imate tudi Vino de Pago, ki pomeni en sam vinograd in nekaj drugih kategorij. Zdi pa se, da je preprostost nekoliko razpadajoča in da je bilo za več ravni kakovosti v španskih vinih zahtevanih več klasifikacij. Zdaj imate na primer Corpinnat v Penedesu, ki označuje Cavo iz ekološkega grozdja in nekaj drugih omejitev ali klasifikacijo Vino de Villa in Vino de Paraje, ki je bila pravkar predstavljena v DO Bierzu. Če želite izvedeti več, vam želim ponuditi ta članek na spletnem mestu Guild of Sommeliers –, ki je vsekakor tehničen, a vreden truda, da bi razumeli najnovejšo dinamiko v svetu španskih vin.

Ste že slišali za Tour de France, verjetno največjo letno kolesarsko dirko? Prepričan sem, da imate, in če potrebujete tehnične podrobnosti o dirki 2020, jo lahko najdete tukaj. Mnogi pisatelji vina uporabljajo ta dogodek zgolj kot platno za pogovor o francoskih vinih iz različnih regij, saj jih kolesarji dirkajo v iskanju slave. Ponujam vam dve vinski turi Tour de France –, eno, ki pokriva celotno dirko v eni seji, in drugo vino, ki je vrsta objav. Ne vem, če ste ljubitelj kolesarjenja ali ne, vendar je to vsekakor zanimiv način raziskovanja sveta francoskih vin.

Leto 2020 je na tisoče načinov popolnoma edinstveno. Ne za stvari, ki so se zgodile v letu 2020, ampak morda celo v večji meri, za stvari, ki se niso zgodile ’. Chowdafest 2020 bi bil eden izmed takih “things ”. Chowdafest je eden mojih najljubših kulinaričnih dogodkov v Novi Angliji, ki ponavadi poteka v začetku oktobra, kjer se na tisoče ljubiteljev čokolade zbere, da okusijo in ocenijo veliko ponudbo krepkih juh, znanih tudi kot “chowder ”. Z vsemi užitki leta 2020, če se za nekaj ur zbere približno 20.000 ljudi na plaži, se ne sliši kot pametna ideja. Toda – to ne pomeni, da je treba ljubiteljem čokolade prikrajšati za najljubšo poslastico. Kako? Enostavno. Spoznajte povsem novo pobudo Chowdafesta in#8211 Chowder Cluba. Klubu se lahko pridružite za samo 10 USD (ne na mesec, samo enkrat 10 USD). 24 restavracij v programu bo ponudilo svoje originalne recepte za juho, pripravil pa jih bo poklicni kuhar. Vsak mesec boste imeli priložnost kupiti dve različni vrsti zdroba, in sicer za 20 USD na četrtino čokolade –, če vam ponudba ni všeč, vam ni treba kupiti ničesar. Sprva bodo drobtine odpremljene samo v Novi Angliji, upajmo pa, da se bodo razširile po vsej državi. Preberite razdelek s pogostimi vprašanji na spletnem mestu Chowder Club ’s, saj ponuja dodatne informacije o tem, kar je navedeno na strani Pridružite se klubu. Sem se že prijavil, tako da bom imel zdaj priložnost pisati o čokoladah 12 -krat na leto namesto le enkrat :).

Karkoli se zgodi, je na bolje, kajne? Ne vedno, da –, včasih pa deluje. Prejšnji teden sem želel objaviti to objavo, vendar se to ni zgodilo. Na drugi strani pa sem dobil obvestilo o prvi ponudbi Chowda Club, ki bo sestavljena iz dveh juh, ki sta 5 let zapored zmagala na Chowdafestu v svojih kategorijah – Pike ’s Place iz Seattla s klasiko New England Chowder in Bistro Our House iz Winooskega v Vermontu s svojim pijačom iz bučnih morskih sadežev. Trenutno lahko te zdrobljene pošiljke pošljete samo znotraj Nove Anglije –, če želite dobiti svojega, vse podrobnosti najdete tukaj –, vendar pohitite, naročiš lahko samo do 18. septembra.

Še zadnja novica, bolj lokalna – o tem blogu. Včeraj sem dobil popolnoma nepričakovano e -poštno sporočilo od Corked Wines v Združenem kraljestvu, ki me je obvestilo, da sem se uvrstil na njihov seznam 101 najboljših avtorjev vina za leto 2020, zato lahko ponosno prikažem ta logotip:

Ta čast mi je bila zelo ponižna, vendar vam ne bi lagal, vsekakor je bilo prijetno presenečenje. Če si želite ogledati celoten seznam nagrajencev, ga najdete tukaj.

To je vse, kar imam danes za vas. Kozarec je prazen, polnjenje pa je na poti. Na zdravje!


Talk-A-Vino

Prvič, prepričan sem, da moram nekaj razložiti & #8211 kar naenkrat tukaj je Meritage #146, medtem ko # #, #50 ali #145 ne najdete. Vem, da nisem redno prispeval k temu blogu, in rad bi videl, kako lahko to spremenim. Objave Meritage so bile vedno zbirka (Meritage) zanimivih novic o vinu in hrani, ki so bile objavljene ob sredah, od tod tudi naslov. Preštela sem vse objave Meritage na tem spletnem dnevniku v več kot 10 letih in ugotovila, da jih je bilo prej objavljenih 145. Prej bi vam dal povzetek objave v naslovu – za naprej, to bom nadomestil s preprosto številko. Upam, da mi je uspelo razložiti mojo logiko, zato zdaj nadaljujmo z novicami.

Začnimo z nekaj zanimivim razvojem v svetu španskih vin. Zdi se, da je razvrstitev španskih vin preprosta in#8211 je večina vin označenih pod določenim DO, kar pomeni Denominación de Origen, potem pa obstaja še nekaj drugih kategorij, kot sta kategorija najvišje kakovosti v Rioji in Prioratu, ki sta dovolj zanimivi, da sta napisani drugače, vendar označujeta isto – to je DOCa za Riojo (Denominación de Origen Calificada) in DOQ ( Denominació d ’Origen Vprašanjeualificada) v Prioratu. Potem imate tudi Vino de Pago, ki pomeni en sam vinograd in nekaj drugih kategorij. Zdi pa se, da je preprostost nekoliko razpadajoča in da je bilo za več ravni kakovosti v španskih vinih zahtevanih več klasifikacij. Na primer, zdaj imate Corpinnat v Penedesu, ki označuje Cavo iz ekološkega grozdja in nekaj drugih omejitev, ali klasifikaciji Vino de Villa in Vino de Paraje, ki je bila pravkar predstavljena v DO Bierzu. Če želite izvedeti več, vam želim ponuditi ta članek na spletnem mestu Guild of Sommeliers –, ki je vsekakor tehničen, a vreden truda, da bi razumeli najnovejšo dinamiko v svetu španskih vin.

Ste že slišali za Tour de France, verjetno največjo letno kolesarsko dirko? Prepričan sem, da imate, in če potrebujete tehnične podrobnosti o dirki 2020, jo lahko najdete tukaj. Mnogi vinski pisatelji ta dogodek uporabljajo zgolj kot platno za pogovor o francoskih vinih iz različnih regij, saj jih kolesarji dirkajo v iskanju slave. Ponujam vam dve vinski turi Tour de France –, eno, ki pokriva celotno dirko v eni seji, in drugo vino, ki je vrsta objav. Ne vem, če ste ljubitelj kolesarjenja ali ne, vendar je to vsekakor zanimiv način raziskovanja sveta francoskih vin.

Leto 2020 je na tisoče načinov popolnoma edinstveno. Ne za stvari, ki so se zgodile v letu 2020, ampak morda celo v večji meri, za stvari, ki se niso zgodile ’. Chowdafest 2020 bi bil eden izmed takih “things ”. Chowdafest je eden mojih najljubših kulinaričnih dogodkov v Novi Angliji, ki ponavadi poteka v začetku oktobra, kjer se na tisoče ljubiteljev čokolade zbere, da okusijo in ocenijo veliko ponudbo krepkih juh, znanih tudi kot “chowder ”. Ob vsej zabavi leta 2020, če se nekaj ur skupaj zbere približno 20.000 ljudi na plaži, se ne sliši kot pametna ideja. Toda to ne pomeni, da je treba ljubiteljem čokolade prikrajšati za najljubšo poslastico. Kako? Enostavno. Spoznajte povsem novo pobudo Chowdafesta in#8211 Chowder Cluba. Klubu se lahko pridružite za samo 10 USD (ne na mesec, samo enkrat 10 USD). 24 restavracij v programu bo ponudilo svoje originalne recepte za juho, pripravil pa jih bo poklicni kuhar. Vsak mesec boste imeli priložnost kupiti dve različni vrsti zdroba, in sicer za 20 USD na četrtino čokolade –, če vam ponudba ni všeč#8217, vam ni treba kupiti ničesar. Sprva bodo drobtine odpremljene samo v Novi Angliji, upajmo pa, da se bodo razširile po vsej državi. Preberite razdelek s pogostimi vprašanji na spletnem mestu Chowder Club ’s, saj ponuja dodatne informacije o tem, kar je navedeno na strani Pridružite se klubu. Sem se že prijavil, tako da bom imel zdaj priložnost pisati o čokoladah 12 -krat na leto namesto le enkrat :).

Karkoli se zgodi, je na bolje, kajne? Ne vedno, da –, včasih pa deluje. Prejšnji teden sem želel objaviti to objavo, vendar se to ni zgodilo. Na drugi strani pa sem dobil obvestilo o prvi ponudbi kluba Chowda, ki bo sestavljena iz dveh juh, ki sta 5 let zapored zmagala na Chowdafestu v svojih kategorijah – Pike ’s Place iz Seattla s klasiko New England Chowder in Bistro Our House iz Winooskega v Vermontu s svojim pijačom iz bučnih morskih sadežev. Trenutno lahko te zdrobljene pošiljke pošljete samo znotraj Nove Anglije –, če želite dobiti svojega, vse podrobnosti najdete tukaj –, vendar pohitite, naročiš lahko samo do 18. septembra.

Še zadnja novica, bolj lokalna – o tem blogu. Včeraj sem dobil popolnoma nepričakovano e -poštno sporočilo od Corked Wines v Združenem kraljestvu, ki me je obvestilo, da sem se uvrstil na njihov seznam 101 najboljših avtorjev vina za leto 2020, zato lahko ponosno prikažem ta logotip:

Ta čast mi je bila zelo ponižna, vendar vam ne bi lagal, vsekakor je bilo prijetno presenečenje. Če si želite ogledati celoten seznam nagrajencev, ga najdete tukaj.

To je vse, kar imam danes za vas. Kozarec je prazen, polnjenje pa je na poti. Na zdravje!


Talk-A-Vino

Prvič, prepričan sem, da moram nekaj razložiti & #8211 kar naenkrat tukaj je Meritage #146, medtem ko # #, #50 ali #145 ne najdete. Vem, da nisem redno prispeval k temu blogu, in rad bi videl, kako lahko to spremenim. Objave Meritage so bile vedno zbirka (Meritage) zanimivih novic o vinu in hrani, ki so bile objavljene ob sredah, od tod tudi naslov. Preštela sem vse objave Meritage na tem spletnem dnevniku v več kot 10 letih in ugotovila, da jih je bilo prej objavljenih 145. Prej bi vam dal povzetek objave v naslovu – za naprej, to bom nadomestil s preprosto številko. Upam, da mi je uspelo razložiti mojo logiko, zato zdaj nadaljujmo z novicami.

Začnimo z nekaj zanimivim razvojem v svetu španskih vin. Zdi se, da je razvrstitev španskih vin preprosta in#8211 je večina vin označenih pod določenim DO, kar pomeni Denominación de Origen, potem pa obstaja še nekaj drugih kategorij, kot sta kategorija najvišje kakovosti v Rioji in Prioratu, ki sta dovolj zanimivi, da sta napisani drugače, vendar označujeta isto – to je DOCa za Riojo (Denominación de Origen Calificada) in DOQ ( Denominació d ’Origen Vprašanjeualificada) v Prioratu. Potem imate tudi Vino de Pago, ki pomeni en sam vinograd in nekaj drugih kategorij. Zdi pa se, da je preprostost nekoliko razpadajoča in da je bilo za več ravni kakovosti v španskih vinih zahtevanih več klasifikacij. Na primer, zdaj imate Corpinnat v Penedesu, ki označuje Cavo iz ekološkega grozdja in nekaj drugih omejitev, ali klasifikaciji Vino de Villa in Vino de Paraje, ki je bila pravkar predstavljena v DO Bierzu. Če želite izvedeti več, vam želim ponuditi ta članek na spletnem mestu Guild of Sommeliers –, ki je vsekakor tehničen, a vreden truda, da bi razumeli najnovejšo dinamiko v svetu španskih vin.

Ste že slišali za Tour de France, verjetno največjo letno kolesarsko dirko? Prepričan sem, da imate, in če potrebujete tehnične podrobnosti o dirki 2020, jo lahko najdete tukaj. Mnogi vinski pisatelji ta dogodek uporabljajo zgolj kot platno za pogovor o francoskih vinih iz različnih regij, saj jih kolesarji dirkajo v iskanju slave. Ponujam vam dve vinski turi Tour de France –, eno, ki pokriva celotno dirko v eni seji, in drugo vino, ki je vrsta objav. Ne vem, ali ste ljubitelj kolesarjenja ali ne, vendar je to vsekakor zanimiv način raziskovanja sveta francoskih vin.

Leto 2020 je na tisoče načinov popolnoma edinstveno. Ne za stvari, ki so se zgodile v letu 2020, ampak morda celo v večji meri, za stvari, ki se niso ’ zgodile. Chowdafest 2020 bi bil eden takih “things ”. Chowdafest je eden mojih najljubših kulinaričnih dogodkov v Novi Angliji, ki ponavadi poteka v začetku oktobra, kjer se na tisoče ljubiteljev čokolade zbere, da okusijo in ocenijo veliko ponudbo krepkih juh, znanih tudi kot “chowder ”. Ob vsej zabavi leta 2020, če se nekaj ur skupaj zbere približno 20.000 ljudi na plaži, se ne sliši kot pametna ideja. Toda to ne pomeni, da je treba ljubiteljem čokolade prikrajšati za najljubšo poslastico. Kako? Enostavno. Spoznajte povsem novo pobudo Chowdafesta in#8211 Chowder Cluba. Klubu se lahko pridružite za samo 10 USD (ne na mesec, samo enkrat 10 USD). 24 restavracij v programu bo ponudilo svoje izvirne recepte za juho, pripravil pa jih bo poklicni kuhar. Vsak mesec boste imeli priložnost kupiti dve različni vrsti zdroba, in sicer za 20 USD na četrtino čokolade –, če vam ponudba ni všeč, vam ni treba kupiti ničesar. Sprva bodo drobtine odpremljene samo v Novi Angliji, upajmo pa, da se bodo razširile po vsej državi. Preberite razdelek s pogostimi vprašanji na spletnem mestu Chowder Club ’s, saj ponuja dodatne informacije o tem, kar je navedeno na strani Pridružite se klubu. Sem se že prijavil, tako da bom imel zdaj priložnost pisati o čokoladah 12 -krat na leto namesto le enkrat :).

Karkoli se zgodi, je na bolje, kajne? Ne vedno, da –, včasih pa deluje. Prejšnji teden sem želel objaviti to objavo, vendar se to ni zgodilo. Na drugi strani pa sem dobil obvestilo o prvi ponudbi kluba Chowda, ki bo sestavljena iz dveh juh, ki sta 5 let zapored zmagala na Chowdafestu v svojih kategorijah – Pike ’s Place iz Seattla s klasiko New England Chowder in Bistro Our House iz Winooskega v Vermontu s svojim pijačom iz bučnih morskih sadežev. Trenutno lahko te zdrobljene pošiljke pošljete samo znotraj Nove Anglije –, če želite dobiti svojega, vse podrobnosti najdete tukaj –, vendar pohitite, naročiš lahko samo do 18. septembra.

Še zadnja novica, bolj lokalna – o tem blogu. Včeraj sem dobil popolnoma nepričakovano e -poštno sporočilo od Corked Wines v Združenem kraljestvu, ki me je obvestilo, da sem se uvrstil na njihov seznam 101 najboljših avtorjev vina za leto 2020, zato lahko ponosno prikažem ta logotip:

Ta čast mi je bila zelo ponižna, vendar vam ne bi lagal, vsekakor je bilo prijetno presenečenje. Če si želite ogledati celoten seznam nagrajencev, ga najdete tukaj.

To je vse, kar imam danes za vas. Kozarec je prazen, polnjenje pa je na poti. Na zdravje!


Talk-A-Vino

Prvič, prepričan sem, da moram nekaj razložiti & #8211 kar naenkrat tukaj je Meritage #146, medtem ko # #, #50 ali #145 ne najdete. Vem, da nisem redno prispeval k temu blogu, in rad bi videl, kako lahko to spremenim. Objave Meritage so bile vedno zbirka (Meritage) zanimivih novic o vinu in hrani, ki so bile objavljene ob sredah, od tod tudi naslov. Preštela sem vse objave Meritage na tem spletnem dnevniku v več kot 10 letih in ugotovila, da jih je bilo prej objavljenih 145. Prej bi vam dal povzetek objave v naslovu – za naprej, to bom nadomestil s preprosto številko. Upam, da mi je uspelo razložiti mojo logiko, zato zdaj nadaljujmo z novicami.

Začnimo z nekaj zanimivim razvojem v svetu španskih vin. Zdi se, da je razvrstitev španskih vin preprosta in#8211 je večina vin označenih pod določenim DO, kar pomeni Denominación de Origen, potem pa obstaja še nekaj drugih kategorij, kot sta kategorija najvišje kakovosti v Rioji in Prioratu, ki sta dovolj zanimivi, da sta napisani drugače, vendar označujeta isto – to je DOCa za Riojo (Denominación de Origen Calificada) in DOQ ( Denominació d ’Origen Vprašanjeualificada) v Prioratu. Potem imate tudi Vino de Pago, ki pomeni en sam vinograd in nekaj drugih kategorij. Zdi pa se, da je preprostost nekoliko razpadajoča in da je bilo za več ravni kakovosti v španskih vinih zahtevanih več klasifikacij. Na primer, zdaj imate Corpinnat v Penedesu, ki označuje Cavo iz ekološkega grozdja in nekaj drugih omejitev, ali klasifikaciji Vino de Villa in Vino de Paraje, ki je bila pravkar predstavljena v DO Bierzu. Če želite izvedeti več, vam želim ponuditi ta članek na spletnem mestu Guild of Sommeliers –, ki je vsekakor tehničen, a vreden truda, da bi razumeli najnovejšo dinamiko v svetu španskih vin.

Ste že slišali za Tour de France, verjetno največjo letno kolesarsko dirko? Prepričan sem, da imate, in če potrebujete tehnične podrobnosti o dirki 2020, jo lahko najdete tukaj. Mnogi vinski pisatelji ta dogodek uporabljajo zgolj kot platno za pogovor o francoskih vinih iz različnih regij, saj jih kolesarji dirkajo v iskanju slave. Želim vam ponuditi dve vinski turi Tour de France –, eno, ki pokriva celotno dirko v eni seji, in drugo vino, ki je vrsta objav. Ne vem, če ste ljubitelj kolesarjenja ali ne, vendar je to vsekakor zanimiv način raziskovanja sveta francoskih vin.

Leto 2020 je na tisoče načinov popolnoma edinstveno. Ne za stvari, ki so se zgodile v letu 2020, ampak morda celo v večji meri, za stvari, ki se niso zgodile ’. Chowdafest 2020 bi bil eden takih “things ”. Chowdafest je eden mojih najljubših kulinaričnih dogodkov v Novi Angliji, ki ponavadi poteka v začetku oktobra, kjer se na tisoče ljubiteljev čokolade zbere, da okusijo in ocenijo veliko ponudbo krepkih juh, znanih tudi kot “chowder ”. Ob vsej zabavi leta 2020, če se nekaj ur skupaj zbere približno 20.000 ljudi na plaži, se ne sliši kot pametna ideja. Toda – to ne pomeni, da je treba ljubiteljem čokolade prikrajšati za najljubšo poslastico. Kako? Enostavno. Spoznajte povsem novo pobudo Chowdafesta in#8211 Chowder Cluba. Klubu se lahko pridružite za samo 10 USD (ne na mesec, samo enkrat 10 USD). 24 restavracij v programu bo ponudilo svoje izvirne recepte za juho, pripravil pa jih bo poklicni kuhar. Vsak mesec boste imeli priložnost kupiti dve različni vrsti zdroba, in sicer za 20 USD na četrtino čokolade –, če vam ponudba ni všeč, vam ni treba kupiti ničesar. Sprva bodo drobtine odpremljene samo v Novi Angliji, upajmo pa, da se bodo razširile po vsej državi. Preberite razdelek s pogostimi vprašanji na spletnem mestu Chowder Club ’s, saj ponuja dodatne informacije o tem, kar je navedeno na strani Pridružite se klubu. Sem se že prijavil, tako da bom imel zdaj priložnost pisati o čokoladah 12 -krat na leto namesto le enkrat :).

Karkoli se zgodi, je na bolje, kajne? Ne vedno, da –, včasih pa deluje. Prejšnji teden sem želel objaviti to objavo, vendar se to ni zgodilo. Na drugi strani pa sem dobil obvestilo o prvi ponudbi Chowda Club, ki bo sestavljena iz dveh juh, ki sta 5 let zapored zmagala na Chowdafestu v svojih kategorijah – Pike ’s Place iz Seattla s klasiko New England Chowder in Bistro Our House iz Winooskega v Vermontu s svojim pijačom iz bučnih morskih sadežev. Trenutno lahko te zdrobljene pošiljke pošljete samo znotraj Nove Anglije –, če želite dobiti svojega, vse podrobnosti najdete tukaj –, vendar pohitite, naročiš lahko samo do 18. septembra.

Še zadnja novica, bolj lokalna – o tem blogu. Včeraj sem dobil popolnoma nepričakovano e -poštno sporočilo od Corked Wines v Združenem kraljestvu, ki me je obvestilo, da sem se uvrstil na njihov seznam 101 najboljših avtorjev vina za leto 2020, zato lahko ponosno prikažem ta logotip:

Ta čast mi je bila zelo ponižna, vendar vam ne bi lagal, vsekakor je bilo prijetno presenečenje. Če si želite ogledati celoten seznam nagrajencev, ga najdete tukaj.

To je vse, kar imam danes za vas. Kozarec je prazen, polnjenje pa je na poti. Na zdravje!


Talk-A-Vino

Najprej sem prepričan, da moram nekaj razložiti, kar naenkrat je Meritage #146, medtem ko #1, #50 ali #145 ne najdete. Vem, da nisem redno prispeval k temu blogu, in rad bi videl, kako lahko to spremenim. Objave Meritage so bile vedno zbirka (Meritage) zanimivih novic o vinu in hrani, ki so bile objavljene ob sredah, od tod tudi naslov. Preštela sem vse objave Meritage na tem spletnem dnevniku v več kot 10 letih in ugotovila, da jih je bilo prej objavljenih 145. Prej bi vam dal povzetek objave v naslovu – za naprej, to bom nadomestil s preprosto številko. Upam, da mi je uspelo razložiti mojo logiko, zato zdaj nadaljujmo z novicami.

Začnimo z zanimivim razvojem v svetu španskih vin. Zdi se, da je razvrstitev španskih vin preprosta in#8211 je večina vin označenih pod določenim DO, kar pomeni Denominación de Origen, potem pa obstaja še nekaj drugih kategorij, kot sta kategorija najvišje kakovosti v Rioji in Prioratu, ki sta dovolj zanimivi, da sta napisani drugače, vendar označujeta isto – to je DOCa za Riojo (Denominación de Origen Calificada) in DOQ ( Denominació d ’Origen Vprašanjeualificada) v Prioratu. Potem imate tudi Vino de Pago, ki pomeni en sam vinograd in nekaj drugih kategorij. Zdi pa se, da je preprostost nekoliko razpadajoča in da je bilo za več ravni kakovosti v španskih vinih zahtevanih več klasifikacij. For example, you now have Corpinnat in Penedes, designating Cava made with organic grapes plus few other restrictions, or Vino de Villa and Vino de Paraje classifications which just had been launched in DO Bierzo. If you want to learn more, I would like to offer you this article on the Guild of Sommeliers website – it is definitely technical but well worth the effort of understanding the latest dynamics in the world of Spanish wines.

Ever heard of Tour de France, probably the greatest annual cycling race in existence? I’m sure you have, and if you need any technical details about the 2020 race, you can find it here. Many wine writers use this event simply as a canvas to talk about French wines from all the different regions, as cyclists race through them in the quest for glory. I want to offer you two of the Tour de France wine tours – one which is covering the whole race in one sitting, and another wine which is a series of posts. I don’t know if you are a cycling fan or not, but this is definitely an interesting way of exploring the world of French wines.

The year 2020 is absolutely unique in thousands of ways. Not for the things which happened during 2020, but maybe even to a larger extent, for the things which didn’t happen. Chowdafest 2020 would be one of such “things”. Chowdafest is one of my favorite culinary events in New England, usually taking place at the beginning of October, where thousands of Chowder lovers get together to taste and rate a large offering of the hearty soups, also known as “chowder”. With all of the fun of 2020, getting about 20,000 people together on the beach for a few hours doesn’t sound like a smart idea. But – it doesn’t mean that chowder lovers have to be deprived of their favorite treat. Kako? Easy. Please meet the brand new initiative of the Chowdafest – the Chowder Club. You can join the club for only $10 (not per month, just a one time $10). 24 restaurants in the program will supply their original chowder recipes and a professional chef will prepare them. You will have an opportunity to buy two different types of Chowder every month, at the $20 per quart of the chowder – if you don’t like the particular offering, you don’t have to buy anything. Initially, the chowders will be shipped only within the New England, but hopefully, they will expand nationwide. Make sure to read the FAQ section on the Chowder Club’s website as it provides additional information to what is listed on the Join Club page. I already signed up, so now I will have an opportunity to write about chowders 12 times a year instead of only once :).

Whatever happens, is for the better, right? Not always, yes – but sometimes it works. I wanted to get this post out last week, but that didn’t happen. On the flip side, however, I got a notification about the first Chowda Club offering, which will consist of two soups that won the Chowdafest in their respective categories for 5 years in the row – Pike’s Place from Seattle with its Classic New England Chowder and Our House Bistro from Winooski in Vermont with their Drunken Pumpkin Seafood Chowder. At the moment these chowders can be shipped only within New England – if you want to get yours, all the details can be found here – but hurry up, you can only order your chowder until September 18th.

One last news, more of a local kind – about this blog. Yesterday, I got a totally unexpected email from Corked Wines in the UK, informing me that I made it to their Top 101 wine writers list of 2020, and thus I can proudly display this logo:

I’m very humbled by this honor, but I wouldn’t lie to you, it was definitely a pleasant surprise. In case you would like to see the full list of awardees, you can find it here.

That’s all I have for you today. The glass is empty, but the refill is on the way. Na zdravje!


Talk-A-Vino

First, I’m sure I have some explaining to do – all of a sudden here is Meritage #146, while you can’t find #1, #50, or #145. I know I had not been contributing on the regular basis to this blog, and I would like to see how I can change that. Meritage posts were always an aggregation (Meritage) of interesting wine and food news, which were published on Wednesdays, hence the title. I counted all the Meritage posts in this blog during the 10+ years and found out that there were 145 of them published before. Previously, I would give you the synopsis of the post right in the title – going forward, I will substitute that with simply a number. Hope I managed to explain my logic, so now let’s proceed with the news.

Let’s start with some interesting developments in the world of Spanish wines. Classification of the Spanish wines appears to be simple – most of the wines are designated under a certain DO, which stands for Denominación de Origen, and then there are few other categories, such as the highest quality category in Rioja and Priorat, which are interesting enough are written differently but signify the same – it is DOCa for Rioja (Denominación de Origen Calificada) and DOQ ( Denominació d’Origen Vprašanjeualificada ) in Priorat. Then you also have Vino de Pago, which signifies a single vineyard and a few other categories. It appears, however, that the simplicity is somewhat crumbling and more classifications had been sought to address different quality levels in Spanish wines. For example, you now have Corpinnat in Penedes, designating Cava made with organic grapes plus few other restrictions, or Vino de Villa and Vino de Paraje classifications which just had been launched in DO Bierzo. If you want to learn more, I would like to offer you this article on the Guild of Sommeliers website – it is definitely technical but well worth the effort of understanding the latest dynamics in the world of Spanish wines.

Ever heard of Tour de France, probably the greatest annual cycling race in existence? I’m sure you have, and if you need any technical details about the 2020 race, you can find it here. Many wine writers use this event simply as a canvas to talk about French wines from all the different regions, as cyclists race through them in the quest for glory. I want to offer you two of the Tour de France wine tours – one which is covering the whole race in one sitting, and another wine which is a series of posts. I don’t know if you are a cycling fan or not, but this is definitely an interesting way of exploring the world of French wines.

The year 2020 is absolutely unique in thousands of ways. Not for the things which happened during 2020, but maybe even to a larger extent, for the things which didn’t happen. Chowdafest 2020 would be one of such “things”. Chowdafest is one of my favorite culinary events in New England, usually taking place at the beginning of October, where thousands of Chowder lovers get together to taste and rate a large offering of the hearty soups, also known as “chowder”. With all of the fun of 2020, getting about 20,000 people together on the beach for a few hours doesn’t sound like a smart idea. But – it doesn’t mean that chowder lovers have to be deprived of their favorite treat. Kako? Easy. Please meet the brand new initiative of the Chowdafest – the Chowder Club. You can join the club for only $10 (not per month, just a one time $10). 24 restaurants in the program will supply their original chowder recipes and a professional chef will prepare them. You will have an opportunity to buy two different types of Chowder every month, at the $20 per quart of the chowder – if you don’t like the particular offering, you don’t have to buy anything. Initially, the chowders will be shipped only within the New England, but hopefully, they will expand nationwide. Make sure to read the FAQ section on the Chowder Club’s website as it provides additional information to what is listed on the Join Club page. I already signed up, so now I will have an opportunity to write about chowders 12 times a year instead of only once :).

Whatever happens, is for the better, right? Not always, yes – but sometimes it works. I wanted to get this post out last week, but that didn’t happen. On the flip side, however, I got a notification about the first Chowda Club offering, which will consist of two soups that won the Chowdafest in their respective categories for 5 years in the row – Pike’s Place from Seattle with its Classic New England Chowder and Our House Bistro from Winooski in Vermont with their Drunken Pumpkin Seafood Chowder. At the moment these chowders can be shipped only within New England – if you want to get yours, all the details can be found here – but hurry up, you can only order your chowder until September 18th.

One last news, more of a local kind – about this blog. Yesterday, I got a totally unexpected email from Corked Wines in the UK, informing me that I made it to their Top 101 wine writers list of 2020, and thus I can proudly display this logo:

I’m very humbled by this honor, but I wouldn’t lie to you, it was definitely a pleasant surprise. In case you would like to see the full list of awardees, you can find it here.

That’s all I have for you today. The glass is empty, but the refill is on the way. Na zdravje!


Talk-A-Vino

First, I’m sure I have some explaining to do – all of a sudden here is Meritage #146, while you can’t find #1, #50, or #145. I know I had not been contributing on the regular basis to this blog, and I would like to see how I can change that. Meritage posts were always an aggregation (Meritage) of interesting wine and food news, which were published on Wednesdays, hence the title. I counted all the Meritage posts in this blog during the 10+ years and found out that there were 145 of them published before. Previously, I would give you the synopsis of the post right in the title – going forward, I will substitute that with simply a number. Hope I managed to explain my logic, so now let’s proceed with the news.

Let’s start with some interesting developments in the world of Spanish wines. Classification of the Spanish wines appears to be simple – most of the wines are designated under a certain DO, which stands for Denominación de Origen, and then there are few other categories, such as the highest quality category in Rioja and Priorat, which are interesting enough are written differently but signify the same – it is DOCa for Rioja (Denominación de Origen Calificada) and DOQ ( Denominació d’Origen Vprašanjeualificada ) in Priorat. Then you also have Vino de Pago, which signifies a single vineyard and a few other categories. It appears, however, that the simplicity is somewhat crumbling and more classifications had been sought to address different quality levels in Spanish wines. For example, you now have Corpinnat in Penedes, designating Cava made with organic grapes plus few other restrictions, or Vino de Villa and Vino de Paraje classifications which just had been launched in DO Bierzo. If you want to learn more, I would like to offer you this article on the Guild of Sommeliers website – it is definitely technical but well worth the effort of understanding the latest dynamics in the world of Spanish wines.

Ever heard of Tour de France, probably the greatest annual cycling race in existence? I’m sure you have, and if you need any technical details about the 2020 race, you can find it here. Many wine writers use this event simply as a canvas to talk about French wines from all the different regions, as cyclists race through them in the quest for glory. I want to offer you two of the Tour de France wine tours – one which is covering the whole race in one sitting, and another wine which is a series of posts. I don’t know if you are a cycling fan or not, but this is definitely an interesting way of exploring the world of French wines.

The year 2020 is absolutely unique in thousands of ways. Not for the things which happened during 2020, but maybe even to a larger extent, for the things which didn’t happen. Chowdafest 2020 would be one of such “things”. Chowdafest is one of my favorite culinary events in New England, usually taking place at the beginning of October, where thousands of Chowder lovers get together to taste and rate a large offering of the hearty soups, also known as “chowder”. With all of the fun of 2020, getting about 20,000 people together on the beach for a few hours doesn’t sound like a smart idea. But – it doesn’t mean that chowder lovers have to be deprived of their favorite treat. Kako? Easy. Please meet the brand new initiative of the Chowdafest – the Chowder Club. You can join the club for only $10 (not per month, just a one time $10). 24 restaurants in the program will supply their original chowder recipes and a professional chef will prepare them. You will have an opportunity to buy two different types of Chowder every month, at the $20 per quart of the chowder – if you don’t like the particular offering, you don’t have to buy anything. Initially, the chowders will be shipped only within the New England, but hopefully, they will expand nationwide. Make sure to read the FAQ section on the Chowder Club’s website as it provides additional information to what is listed on the Join Club page. I already signed up, so now I will have an opportunity to write about chowders 12 times a year instead of only once :).

Whatever happens, is for the better, right? Not always, yes – but sometimes it works. I wanted to get this post out last week, but that didn’t happen. On the flip side, however, I got a notification about the first Chowda Club offering, which will consist of two soups that won the Chowdafest in their respective categories for 5 years in the row – Pike’s Place from Seattle with its Classic New England Chowder and Our House Bistro from Winooski in Vermont with their Drunken Pumpkin Seafood Chowder. At the moment these chowders can be shipped only within New England – if you want to get yours, all the details can be found here – but hurry up, you can only order your chowder until September 18th.

One last news, more of a local kind – about this blog. Yesterday, I got a totally unexpected email from Corked Wines in the UK, informing me that I made it to their Top 101 wine writers list of 2020, and thus I can proudly display this logo:

I’m very humbled by this honor, but I wouldn’t lie to you, it was definitely a pleasant surprise. In case you would like to see the full list of awardees, you can find it here.

That’s all I have for you today. The glass is empty, but the refill is on the way. Na zdravje!


Talk-A-Vino

First, I’m sure I have some explaining to do – all of a sudden here is Meritage #146, while you can’t find #1, #50, or #145. I know I had not been contributing on the regular basis to this blog, and I would like to see how I can change that. Meritage posts were always an aggregation (Meritage) of interesting wine and food news, which were published on Wednesdays, hence the title. I counted all the Meritage posts in this blog during the 10+ years and found out that there were 145 of them published before. Previously, I would give you the synopsis of the post right in the title – going forward, I will substitute that with simply a number. Hope I managed to explain my logic, so now let’s proceed with the news.

Let’s start with some interesting developments in the world of Spanish wines. Classification of the Spanish wines appears to be simple – most of the wines are designated under a certain DO, which stands for Denominación de Origen, and then there are few other categories, such as the highest quality category in Rioja and Priorat, which are interesting enough are written differently but signify the same – it is DOCa for Rioja (Denominación de Origen Calificada) and DOQ ( Denominació d’Origen Vprašanjeualificada ) in Priorat. Then you also have Vino de Pago, which signifies a single vineyard and a few other categories. It appears, however, that the simplicity is somewhat crumbling and more classifications had been sought to address different quality levels in Spanish wines. For example, you now have Corpinnat in Penedes, designating Cava made with organic grapes plus few other restrictions, or Vino de Villa and Vino de Paraje classifications which just had been launched in DO Bierzo. If you want to learn more, I would like to offer you this article on the Guild of Sommeliers website – it is definitely technical but well worth the effort of understanding the latest dynamics in the world of Spanish wines.

Ever heard of Tour de France, probably the greatest annual cycling race in existence? I’m sure you have, and if you need any technical details about the 2020 race, you can find it here. Many wine writers use this event simply as a canvas to talk about French wines from all the different regions, as cyclists race through them in the quest for glory. I want to offer you two of the Tour de France wine tours – one which is covering the whole race in one sitting, and another wine which is a series of posts. I don’t know if you are a cycling fan or not, but this is definitely an interesting way of exploring the world of French wines.

The year 2020 is absolutely unique in thousands of ways. Not for the things which happened during 2020, but maybe even to a larger extent, for the things which didn’t happen. Chowdafest 2020 would be one of such “things”. Chowdafest is one of my favorite culinary events in New England, usually taking place at the beginning of October, where thousands of Chowder lovers get together to taste and rate a large offering of the hearty soups, also known as “chowder”. With all of the fun of 2020, getting about 20,000 people together on the beach for a few hours doesn’t sound like a smart idea. But – it doesn’t mean that chowder lovers have to be deprived of their favorite treat. Kako? Easy. Please meet the brand new initiative of the Chowdafest – the Chowder Club. You can join the club for only $10 (not per month, just a one time $10). 24 restaurants in the program will supply their original chowder recipes and a professional chef will prepare them. You will have an opportunity to buy two different types of Chowder every month, at the $20 per quart of the chowder – if you don’t like the particular offering, you don’t have to buy anything. Initially, the chowders will be shipped only within the New England, but hopefully, they will expand nationwide. Make sure to read the FAQ section on the Chowder Club’s website as it provides additional information to what is listed on the Join Club page. I already signed up, so now I will have an opportunity to write about chowders 12 times a year instead of only once :).

Whatever happens, is for the better, right? Not always, yes – but sometimes it works. I wanted to get this post out last week, but that didn’t happen. On the flip side, however, I got a notification about the first Chowda Club offering, which will consist of two soups that won the Chowdafest in their respective categories for 5 years in the row – Pike’s Place from Seattle with its Classic New England Chowder and Our House Bistro from Winooski in Vermont with their Drunken Pumpkin Seafood Chowder. At the moment these chowders can be shipped only within New England – if you want to get yours, all the details can be found here – but hurry up, you can only order your chowder until September 18th.

One last news, more of a local kind – about this blog. Yesterday, I got a totally unexpected email from Corked Wines in the UK, informing me that I made it to their Top 101 wine writers list of 2020, and thus I can proudly display this logo:

I’m very humbled by this honor, but I wouldn’t lie to you, it was definitely a pleasant surprise. In case you would like to see the full list of awardees, you can find it here.

That’s all I have for you today. The glass is empty, but the refill is on the way. Na zdravje!


Talk-A-Vino

First, I’m sure I have some explaining to do – all of a sudden here is Meritage #146, while you can’t find #1, #50, or #145. I know I had not been contributing on the regular basis to this blog, and I would like to see how I can change that. Meritage posts were always an aggregation (Meritage) of interesting wine and food news, which were published on Wednesdays, hence the title. I counted all the Meritage posts in this blog during the 10+ years and found out that there were 145 of them published before. Previously, I would give you the synopsis of the post right in the title – going forward, I will substitute that with simply a number. Hope I managed to explain my logic, so now let’s proceed with the news.

Let’s start with some interesting developments in the world of Spanish wines. Classification of the Spanish wines appears to be simple – most of the wines are designated under a certain DO, which stands for Denominación de Origen, and then there are few other categories, such as the highest quality category in Rioja and Priorat, which are interesting enough are written differently but signify the same – it is DOCa for Rioja (Denominación de Origen Calificada) and DOQ ( Denominació d’Origen Vprašanjeualificada ) in Priorat. Then you also have Vino de Pago, which signifies a single vineyard and a few other categories. It appears, however, that the simplicity is somewhat crumbling and more classifications had been sought to address different quality levels in Spanish wines. For example, you now have Corpinnat in Penedes, designating Cava made with organic grapes plus few other restrictions, or Vino de Villa and Vino de Paraje classifications which just had been launched in DO Bierzo. If you want to learn more, I would like to offer you this article on the Guild of Sommeliers website – it is definitely technical but well worth the effort of understanding the latest dynamics in the world of Spanish wines.

Ever heard of Tour de France, probably the greatest annual cycling race in existence? I’m sure you have, and if you need any technical details about the 2020 race, you can find it here. Many wine writers use this event simply as a canvas to talk about French wines from all the different regions, as cyclists race through them in the quest for glory. I want to offer you two of the Tour de France wine tours – one which is covering the whole race in one sitting, and another wine which is a series of posts. I don’t know if you are a cycling fan or not, but this is definitely an interesting way of exploring the world of French wines.

The year 2020 is absolutely unique in thousands of ways. Not for the things which happened during 2020, but maybe even to a larger extent, for the things which didn’t happen. Chowdafest 2020 would be one of such “things”. Chowdafest is one of my favorite culinary events in New England, usually taking place at the beginning of October, where thousands of Chowder lovers get together to taste and rate a large offering of the hearty soups, also known as “chowder”. With all of the fun of 2020, getting about 20,000 people together on the beach for a few hours doesn’t sound like a smart idea. But – it doesn’t mean that chowder lovers have to be deprived of their favorite treat. Kako? Easy. Please meet the brand new initiative of the Chowdafest – the Chowder Club. You can join the club for only $10 (not per month, just a one time $10). 24 restaurants in the program will supply their original chowder recipes and a professional chef will prepare them. You will have an opportunity to buy two different types of Chowder every month, at the $20 per quart of the chowder – if you don’t like the particular offering, you don’t have to buy anything. Initially, the chowders will be shipped only within the New England, but hopefully, they will expand nationwide. Make sure to read the FAQ section on the Chowder Club’s website as it provides additional information to what is listed on the Join Club page. I already signed up, so now I will have an opportunity to write about chowders 12 times a year instead of only once :).

Whatever happens, is for the better, right? Not always, yes – but sometimes it works. I wanted to get this post out last week, but that didn’t happen. On the flip side, however, I got a notification about the first Chowda Club offering, which will consist of two soups that won the Chowdafest in their respective categories for 5 years in the row – Pike’s Place from Seattle with its Classic New England Chowder and Our House Bistro from Winooski in Vermont with their Drunken Pumpkin Seafood Chowder. At the moment these chowders can be shipped only within New England – if you want to get yours, all the details can be found here – but hurry up, you can only order your chowder until September 18th.

One last news, more of a local kind – about this blog. Yesterday, I got a totally unexpected email from Corked Wines in the UK, informing me that I made it to their Top 101 wine writers list of 2020, and thus I can proudly display this logo:

I’m very humbled by this honor, but I wouldn’t lie to you, it was definitely a pleasant surprise. In case you would like to see the full list of awardees, you can find it here.

That’s all I have for you today. The glass is empty, but the refill is on the way. Na zdravje!


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