Yup! It’s that time of year again—it’s time to look back and see what has happened over the past 12 months. In 2017, I worked in Spain, Chile and Jura, but didn’t visit Argentina–at least not for tasting—which will come in 2018. These are my most outstanding new releases of the year from each of my countries, in no particular order. Spain is so diverse that you’ll hardly ever see the same regions or vintages in my best-of-the-year. Some wines are released early, others quite late.
Roasting the beans to boosts flavor and then grinding them to a paste are the other of the two fundamental steps. Have you ever wondered why Belgium, of all places, is famous for its chocolate? Because the cocoa beans do not grow anywhere nearby, of course—the plant only grows in tropical climates. Well, I’ve asked that myself question many times, but I never really took the time to look for the answer. But it came to me in this visit.
When some friends from Belgium invited me over to have a wine dinner with them in Brussels, two things immediately came to mind: chocolate and beer. I hadn’t been there in many years, and although the love for chocolate is easy to develop early on in life, my interest in beer is relatively recent. It was only after I had what must have been one of the first Spanish craft beers in 2010—Altura de Vuelo from Valencia—that my interest sparkled.
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