Visiting Bodegas Viticultores de Barros – Extremadura, Spain

Almendralejo, Spain. Revised April 30, 2012            [ more Blogs about VB ] I had the pleasure to visit this fine winery in the Extremadura of Spain. The DO (Wine Region) is called Ribera del Guadiana. These charming, talented people make superb wines. And they are surprisingly affordable. This crazy worldContinue reading “Visiting Bodegas Viticultores de Barros – Extremadura, Spain”

Good times at Bistro Seven Seven, Alliston w Zoltan, Hugh & gals. Fine wines abound tonight. Starting with VB wines, culminating in 90 Marcoux CNDP

What a night. Best food. Best wine, ending in a Robert Parker rated 100 points. – Posted using MobyPicture.com

Main Course at Whistlestop Restaurant Spanish dinner w VB winery…

Marinated Roast Fillet of Pork Studded with Chorizo sausage, smokey mashed potato, a specialllty of the area, with sauteed brussel sprouts mixed with roasted chesnuts. All the other wine pairings were perfect, but for this course the Tempranillo Crianza was a bit too robust. It sipped fabulously just after the course though. The Whistle StopContinue reading “Main Course at Whistlestop Restaurant Spanish dinner w VB winery…”

Third course last night at Whistlestop: Paella paired w VB Tempranillo.

Soup was the second course. This third course was in keeping with the tradition of game meats in the Extremadura region of Spain. The Paella was with rabbit, chorizo sausage, shrimp and mussels. Talented Chef Clara Viscardi pulled it off all night. Our Spanish co-hosts kept saying how much “like home” every course tasted &Continue reading “Third course last night at Whistlestop: Paella paired w VB Tempranillo.”

At Whistlestop Restaurant Spanish dinner w VB winery. Zarangollo with Serano ham and cheese sauce, first course:

This first course consisted of strips of roasted tomato and sweet red pepper topped with a soft pungent cream sauce with serano ham, imported from Spain, on the side. Piedad and Maria from VB Winery in Spain guided us through the courses and paired wines. Paired WINE: VB Syrah Rosé (Extremadura – Spain) – PostedContinue reading “At Whistlestop Restaurant Spanish dinner w VB winery. Zarangollo with Serano ham and cheese sauce, first course:”