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Food & Drink | WINE WAYS Mar 29, 2001

Bodegas Bilbainas -- an estate of grace

I couldn't have asked for a better location to write the last Wine Ways: on a sun-bathed veranda, caressed by a soft spring breeze, overlooking the broad, bustling Ramlas, Barcelona's magnificent promenade. From here I set out a few weeks ago to visit the world-renowned ...

Food & Drink | WINE WAYS Mar 22, 2001

Raimat's verdant vineyards produce rich variety of wine

I recently enjoyed a trip to the Raimat wineries in Catalonia in Spain's northeast. May I suggest that you read this column over a glass of Raimat chardonnay, abadia, cabernet sauvignon or tempranillo, four of the magnificent wines produced by Raimat. Tempranillo is an indigenous ...

Food & Drink | WINE WAYS Mar 8, 2001

Rendezvous at Foodex

Japan's wine world is once again gearing up for the biggest event of the year: Foodex Japan 2001, the massive annual international food and drinks event to be held March 13-16 in the sprawling halls of the Nippon Convention Center (Makuhari Messe). The 26th ...

Food & Drink | WINE WAYS Feb 8, 2001

All good wines must converge

For winemakers in the Southern Hemisphere (specifically in South Africa, South America, Australia and New Zealand), February is a very important month -- just before the harvest in March, half a year or more before harvest time in the Northern Hemisphere. For wine lovers, February ...

Food & Drink | WINE WAYS Jan 25, 2001

Wine with Chinese? Sure, why not?

Once again it's time to say Happy Chinese New Year. I just realized that this occasion was fast approaching a few days ago, halfway through a voluminous "single" portion of piquant pork and vegetables at my friendly neighborhood Sichuan restaurant. To start the celebration ...

Food & Drink | WINE WAYS Dec 14, 2000

Perfect match for sushi found in Deppisch wine

When all 194-cm of Johannes Deppisch looms before you, complete with his warm, spontaneous smile, you're inclined to think that his wines must be as powerful as he is. In fact, they're light, dry and fruity, and as refreshing as a visit to Josef ...

Food & Drink | WINE WAYS Nov 23, 2000

End your festive feast with a liquid dessert

With yet another Thanksgiving, Hanuka, Christmas and so forth soon to come, the question is, should you gorge away at the big dinner or discreetly desist a bit to "make sure," as some say, "that there's still some room left for dessert"? My advice: Overindulge ...