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Sip Your Way Through Cava Country

June 6, 2016

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Sip Your Way through Cava Country by AnneLise Sorensen Note: This is an updated version of my article that originally published in New York Magazine. Cava Country Spain’s famous bubbly has a reputation as a pauper’s champagne. But a wave of high-quality small-batch wineries just west of Barcelona is changing that. The Penedès region, just […]

The Riesling Revolution

April 3, 2013

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The Riesling Revolution by AnneLise Sorensen (This article originally published on MSN/Microsoft Network.) Ambivalent about Riesling? Terroir will change your mind. This gleefully nonconformist wine bar in New York City is Riesling’s most vocal cheerleader, calling it the “greatest grape.” Terroir first launched its summer Riesling festival a few years ago, and it has since […]

Catalan Espardenyes: A Sole with Soul

October 7, 2012

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Catalan Espardenyes: A Sole with Soul by AnneLise Sorensen SPAIN These days, it’s sangria, not sex, that draws customers to Barcelona’s Carrer Avinyó. In the early 1900s, the prostitutes of Avinyó – dark eyes flashing invitation from behind velvet curtains – supposedly inspired Picasso to paint his cubist work, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. The brothels have […]

Spain’s Paradors: Positively Medieval

October 2, 2012

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Spain’s Paradors: Positively Medieval by AnneLise Sorensen SPAIN Getting lost in Galicia’s Parador de Compostela is entirely possible – but you won’t mind if you do. This is medieval Spain in all its gold-flecked grandeur – a saunter from the Last Supper-style dining hall takes you padding down carpeted hallways lined with tapestries and stern-faced […]