follow the nuevo spanish wine trail!
Heidi Stine
June 28, 2011 | Heidi Stine

a night with kent callaghan and friends

On June 21, 2011, Pavle Milic, Food and Wine Geek and co-owner of FnB Restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ, hosted a dinner featuring TAPAS member Kent Callaghan of Callaghan Vineyards, along with some wines that inspired him or sparked his curiosity.  

Here's a great article about the event, with tasting notes from Kent and his illustrious Arizona friends:

P.S.  Tonight (June 28), FnB presents another dinner with the same format, featuring TAPAS member Todd Bostock of Dos Cabezas WineWorks!   

Time Posted: Jun 28, 2011 at 12:18 PM
Heidi Stine
June 23, 2011 | Heidi Stine

welcome four new members

TAPAS welcomes four new members who joined in late May and June:

Time Posted: Jun 23, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Heidi Stine
June 23, 2011 | Heidi Stine

iberian white wines for summer

Mike Dunne, author of A Year in Wine, attended the Amador County Fair on June 4 and the TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting on June 5.  He picked some favorite whites at both events - all from TAPAS members!  

Read the article at:

Time Posted: Jun 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Heidi Stine
June 22, 2011 | Heidi Stine

tapas wines defy conventions

Career wine professional Randy Caparoso shares his notes on the 2011 TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting at:

TAPAS thanks Randy (who also writes for Sommelier Journal) for presenting the Albariño pairings during the cooking demonstration with Chef James Campbell Caruso on June 5.   

Time Posted: Jun 22, 2011 at 10:52 PM
Heidi Stine
June 20, 2011 | Heidi Stine

grape-nutz reviews the 2011 tapas tasting

Thanks to Grape-Nutz writers Ken Zinns and Al Osterheld for their thoughtful review and detailed tasting notes!  Check it all out at .

Time Posted: Jun 20, 2011 at 2:24 PM
Heidi Stine
June 2, 2011 | Heidi Stine

a lively tapas spot

Chef James Campbell Caruso, of La Boca Restaurant in Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico, was featured in the Wall Street Journal's "Santa Fe/Taos Long Weekend Guide."  

La Boca is a tapas restaurant/wine bar featuring a Spanish-inspired menu, and has won almost every local award in Santa Fe. La Boca was chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Tapas” by Travel and Leisure and has been featured on "Giada's Weekend Getaways" on the Food Network.

Working with La Boca's Wine Director, Adam Johnson, Chef Caruso was one of only five finalists vying to represent the U.S. in the 2011 Copa Jerez food and Sherry pairing competition. This event is sponsored by the Sherry Council in Jerez, Spain, and includes national chef-sommelier teams from around the world with their most innovative recipes and Sherry pairings. Chef Caruso was also a James Beard nominee for Best Chef in the Southwest in every year from 2006-2010.

Chef Caruso will be doing a demonstration and serving a tapa at the TAPAS 2011 Grand Wine Tasting - coming up this Sunday, June 5!  For tickets, visit .  

We're thrilled to have Chef Caruso as part of our 2011 event!

Time Posted: Jun 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM