Pisco Sour – the national cocktail of Peru and Chile

Surprised? At the time of Spanish empire, they were one country. After becoming independent, both countries claimed the liquor as their own). It’s a nice refreshing cocktail consisting Pisco (alcohol distilled from white muscat grapes), key lime juice and egg white and some sugar syrup and a few drops of Angostura bitters – if you…

Eating Cusco

For a starter I took Limenian causa with crispy chicken (13 soles) with native potatoes, fresh avocado, tomato and some mayo – it looked amazing and tasted heavenly. Then I set myself up for a surprise

Lacrima Di Morro

Hailing from Italy’s province of Ancona in Marche region, made from rare lacrima grape, this unique red wine is fresh, perfumed and fabulous! Soft, dolcetto-like with aromas of violets, cranberries, and pomegranate with tangy layers of damson plum and spice. All rolled into a lovely stumpy bottle. NOSE: Floral bouquet recalls lavender, roses, and violets,…

Bubbles – Champagne & Co.

There is no Wimbledon without a bottle of champagne and there is no champagne with the Summer at Wimbledon. While the tennis players finished the first week of the oldest Grand Slam, and this year is the 90th edition of this exquisite tournament, we would like to talk a bit about bubbles.

Travel and Cooking – The Memory Catchers

I have to confess, over the last decade, wherever we traveled to, we’ve developed a habit of bringing back the food which natives eat and feed their loved ones. Spices from India, salt from Nepal, halvah from Turkey, tomatoes, aubergines, saffron, olive oil and oils from Morocco, artichokes from Spain, wine from France and Spain, coffee from Colombia, jasmine, chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes, oranges, pepper and spices from Jordan and dried yogurt from beloved Syria and Israel and the list goes on…

Rod Easthope Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 2016

As warm summer is spreading around we’ve decided to check our Naked’s piggy bank account and ask for a summer wine parcel. One of our choices was Rod Easthope’s sauvignon blanc, a fresh, mineral, summerish wine from Martinborough in New Zealand. NOSE: fresh peach, apricot, gooseberry, grass MOUTH:  sweet peach, lime, fresh, summer grass, rocket DRINKING:…

Cusco, the Inca’s navel of the world

They started their day from cleaning the ruler. Early in the morning, they brought ladders and cloths from the Jesuit church at the Plaza de Armas and began to polish the statue of King Pachacuteca, standing on a colonial-style fountain in the center of the square.

Toledo – Spain’s medieval treasure

Driving to Toledo from Madrid Airport can take you an hour or so. You can also catch a train departing from the beautiful Atocha station in Madrid, but this time we decided to hire a car. I had some serious ‘backlog’ in Toledo and wanted to make up for it. Having entered the Cathedral of…

Tempranillo & Graciano from Dominio de Fontana

We’ve bought this estate wine in Madrid two weeks ago and it was definitely a good choice. This Castilian beauty is pure and fresh and very Spanish. It has a clear palette and not too much acidity. Good for warm evening or night NOSE: medium rare beef – seriously! MOUTH:  vanilla, blackcurrant, and blueberries DRINKING:…