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    What to Drink in the Summertime

    Tiffany asked me to make some recommendations on what to enjoy in the realm of alcoholic beverages in the summertime. With the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia experiencing unprecedented heat this year (and probably for years to come) a modification of your usual drinking preference seems in order. Summertime Wines Tannic red wines simply do not work when it is hot. Even a little time in excessive heat can lead to dehydration, and a mouth-drying coat of tannin on your tongue and throat does the complete opposite of quenching your thirst. Better to stick to low tannin reds like Rioja, Southern Rhones (Grenache based), Pinot Noir and Beaujolais which…

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    Blog,  Pueblo Magicos,  Travel

    Wine, Cheese and Magic Towns

    If you only have a few days to explore the state of Queretaro, I recommend taking the Wine & Cheese Tour with stops in the magic towns, or Pueblos Magicos, of Bernal and Tequisquipan. We did this tour on our first visit. This ultimately led us to fall in love with not just the city of Queretaro, but the surrounding area as well. This particular tour is not offered online. We signed up for it at the tourist kiosk by the Templo de San Francisco. The tour was completely in Spanish which made some things hard to understand, but you have to reserve a few days in advance if you…

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    Inventive Cuisine at Relae

    From Our Restaurant Archives: A few years ago we were in Copenhagen, where we met a food critic at Geranium who enthusiastically recommended going to Relae. We were glad we listened to her. Relae has it all; the food, the location, and the people watching. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, while the food is top-notch. Starting with the people, the table across from us were locals, dressed in jeans and flannel shirts who just ate and drank. Two Japanese girls at the table next to us were focused on taking pictures of each other and the food. They barely touched the food or wine, but were excellent at posing…

  • Blog,  Pueblo Magicos,  Travel

    6 Pueblo Magico Day Trips From Queretaro

    Let’s start with what is a Pueblo Magico? A Pueblo Magico is a town with cultural significance in Mexico. The program began in 2001 to help preserve the ways of the people and economically help communities by providing jobs through tourism. The town could have historical significance, an environmental impact, unique festivals or even just the birthplace of a signature food or drink like tequila. It’s a lengthy process to apply for Pueblo Magico status, but once approved, the town receives funds for infrastructure and job opportunities. This program is internationally recognized as a community role model to help smaller towns preserve their culture and benefit the economy. With over…

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    About Us

    Welcome to Epicurean Expats! A Little About Us We are not 20-somethings trying to hit 30 countries before we are 30, and we are not retirees with a fixed income and time on our hands. We are a working couple who found a way to live our dream in another country before retirement age. Is it sometimes a struggle? Yes. Has it been worth it? Most definitely yes. We met 11 years ago over wine…Tom owned a wine shop, and Tiffany was a wine rep. She walked in, and that was it! We lived the American Dream for awhile… 70 hour work weeks, limited vacation time, and heaps of debt.…

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