My Paella Travels and Ab Astris Winery Pair Up with Flamenco Music For a Texas-Style Paella and Wine Event

Texas Fusion Paella, Texas Tempranillo and Flamenco Music were front and center at Ab Astris Winery in Stonewall, TX. What better way to celebrate Tempranillo in the Texas Hill Country than to pair it with a paella that is filled with smokey brisket, chorizo, andouille and chicken with a rich, flavorful broth. *My Paella Travels Read more about My Paella Travels and Ab Astris Winery Pair Up with Flamenco Music For a Texas-Style Paella and Wine Event[…]

Crowd Pleasing Wine and Food Pairings for Your Holiday Festivities

(Offered samples evaluated and written about in own words and thoughts) Three wines for your holiday celebrations that are crowd pleasing and food friendly! Ruffino Modus Tuscana 2013 and Ruffino Il Ducale Pinot Grigio 2016   Kim Crawford New Zealand Rose’ 2017   A big, bold Super Tuscan, a crisp Italian Pinot Grigio and a Read more about Crowd Pleasing Wine and Food Pairings for Your Holiday Festivities[…]

Celebrate Tempranillo Day on November 8th and the Holidays with LAN Rioja Crianza and Reserva

  I am happily writing about Rioja samples that were sent to me and have reviewed them in my own words and thoughts! Celebrate #TempranilloDay Just in time for the upcoming holidays, the most famous red wine from Spain has its own day set aside to showcase and celebrate some of the best wines from Read more about Celebrate Tempranillo Day on November 8th and the Holidays with LAN Rioja Crianza and Reserva[…]

Flamenco Music and Texas Paella will be a Perfect Pairing at Ab Astris Winery on November 11th!

Come and experience spicy flamenco music featuring Nathan Hinojosa sprinkled with a bit of jazz, Texas wines and my paella ! It’s gonna be a great afternoon at Ab Astris!  On November 11th from 2p to 5p, Ab Astris Winery will host a Paella and Flamenco Event sure to be the highlight of the fall! Read more about Flamenco Music and Texas Paella will be a Perfect Pairing at Ab Astris Winery on November 11th![…]

Enjoy a Summer Cool Down with Three Refreshing Spanish Wines from Cariñena

(Sample wines provided by www.gregorywine.com and wine sample photos by www.LaylaMays.com) This summer’s temperatures are still on the rise. It’s never been a better time to explore the refreshing  wines from the region of Cariñena. Discover wines that you will enjoy during this hot summer that also pair well with your favorite summertime foods. About Read more about Enjoy a Summer Cool Down with Three Refreshing Spanish Wines from Cariñena[…]

Get Ready to Sip, Savor & Mingle at The Grand Taste April 27-29th Austin Food + Wine Festival

The Grand Taste Presented by Bank of America (photos by Lisa Mays) The Austin Food + Wine Festival is pleased to announce the lineup of food, lifestyle, wine & spirit partners at the Grand Taste Presented by Bank of America and the dynamic selection of interactive experiences at the festival, April 27-29, 2018: austinfoodandwinefestival.com. Where: Located on festival grounds at Read more about Get Ready to Sip, Savor & Mingle at The Grand Taste April 27-29th Austin Food + Wine Festival[…]