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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast - Spanish Guests & Spanish Wine

Charlie’s Weekly Wine-ings

The weather here on at our Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast continues to be very hot. The air-conditioning is running full time and it has been too hot to have "wine patio". Our guests have been enjoying afternoon wine tasting in the cool dinning room and living room. The guests have liked the refreshing red Spanish blend, Borsao, that I mentioned a few blogs back. The white I been offering in this heat is a nice crisp California Sauvignon Blanc, SeaGlass.

Speaking of Spanish wines, we heard from our recent Spanish guests who live near the wine county of several wines I had in my Cellar. I mentioned Oriol and Nuria in my June 17th blog about the ‘small world of wine’.  They sent this picture of Nuria and us holding the wines from their country.

I am holding a wonderful Cava, Segura Viudas Aria, that Cellar 55 introduced me to last year. Cava is sparkling wine from Spain. By tradition in the world, and by law in France, sparkling wine can only be called Champagne if it is produced in the delimited Champagne AOC region of France. Many other countries make great sparkling wine by other names: in Spain it is Cava and in Italy it is often called Prosecco.

Jan and I have enjoyed a number of bottles of the Aria Cava over the last year. I just added the Segura Viudas Brut Reserva in small bottles to my cellar to give to guests who are celebrating a special occasion. Jan likes to surprise them with a beautiful tray with a chilled bottle of Cava in a silver wine bucket and flowers.

I’ll always drink to a special occasion. We thank our friends form Spain for sharing this picture and their special time with us at our Sandwich Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast.

Happy wine-ing

Charlie Preus, the Innkeeper’s Assistant and Wine Steward at the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center, Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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