España Verde, Part 1: San Vicente de la Barquera / Santander, Cantabria

The anchoas de Santoña in Cantabria are supposed to be the best in Spain. I would agree. Visiting the coast of Cantabria is another reminder of the diversity of Spain’s landscape, cultures and food. The ancient and well-preserved town of Santillana feels like a little Salamanca, although with just a few too many shops aimed solely… Read More España Verde, Part 1: San Vicente de la Barquera / Santander, Cantabria

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My Lonely Chateau Margaux (Repost from June 18, 2010)

In September of 1992, in the duty-free section of ferry-boat freshly departed from Rosslare, Ireland, I bought a bottle of wine.  Already buzzed from the romance and contrived sentimentality of a backpacker’s trip in Europe and excited by our arrival in France, I decided to splurge on a 1982 Chateau Dauzac Margaux.  I, of course,… Read More My Lonely Chateau Margaux (Repost from June 18, 2010)

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