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‘Hood eats: Lebanese
Marqués de Riscal Rosé Rioja 2010

‘Hood eats: Lebanese

So many fresh discoveries await my eager-beaver attitude towards this cool little neighborhood where I now live. Effervescent with my ever-growing fondness, and with a brunch buzz, I thought up a new blog feature where I visit all the many dining establishments not far outside my doorstep and pair with them wines for delicious take-out feasts. Here’s the first one.

Cave de Saumur ‘Saumur Blanc’ Lieu-dit Les Pouches 2013
Loire, France
Bodega Classica Hacienda Lopez De Haro Crianza Rioja
Lightbulb! Brainstorm! Action! I was on the train returning home from playing tourist in the city I now call home and that sudden, lightening strike of hunger hit the very core of my belly.

The first thing that came to mind was easy, it was the dive-y little hole in the wall in my neighborhood serving up Lebanese fare that I could not stop thinking about. I oh-so desperately was just positively dying to give it a try. That night, I decided, was the night.

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Marqués de Riscal Rosé Rioja 2010

Rioja, Spain
This was not only the first rosé I’ve purchased with a cork instead of a screw cap but also the first that wasn’t French. This Spanish Rosé Rioja was more the dark and broody sister of its bright and effervescent French sibling.

It was every sip a Spanish rosé; fresh, mysterious and with a touch of something foreboding. She goes down at the end with a slightly bitter warmth.

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