Foodie Friday

It’s Friday and the weekend looms near. July is nearly coming to an end which only means that August is right around the corner, and August means a Miami Spice invasion in our beloved city. We’ve been previewing restaurant offerings this week, which is part of the reason why we’re already salivating at the thought of this year’s Miami Spice menus. We’re planning a nice little preview ourselves for our next Foodie Friday – Local Edition, but in the meantime enjoy our Friday link pack of fun food finds from around the Web. Enjoy!

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Behind the Bar – Tatiana Nessier

Tatiana Nessier, Brand Ambassador & Sommelier, Alamos Wines
Tatiana Nessier was born in Northern Argentina’s remote and breathtaking Salta region, well known for its concentrated wines and rugged landscape. Partway through her university studies is when her passion for wine took root, and what began as a casual interest in the topic soon blossomed into an all-consuming course of study. Tatiana stepped away from her formal university coursework for two years to dedicate herself to sommelier studies at the Escuela Argentina de Sommeliers, where she learned the science of deductive tasting and mastered subject matter covering global wine regions, varieties, classic producers and trends. In 2012 she began working with the wines of Catena in Mendoza, hosting trade guests at the winery, and today represents Alamos wines at home and internationally.

After living and traveling in many places, Tatiana finds her current home in Mendoza—overlooking the spectacular Cordón del Plata with the Uco Valley just beyond—the perfect place. She enjoys gathering there with friends for asado, traditional Argentine BBQ, with which she frequently pairs Alamos Special Selection Malbec. When cooking, another favorite pastime, Tatiana likes making empanadas salteña, a classic dish hailing from her homeland which finds a terrific accompaniment in the crisp, refreshing character of Alamos Torrontés.

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