The Connected Table LIVE! Have You Gone To Aragon? May 25 2pmET

We’ve both been to Spain several times but never to the region of Aragon surrounding the beautiful city of Zaragoza. In fact, our first reference to Aragon was Queen Catherine of Aragon, the first of England’s King Henry VIII’s six wives. Though they were married for almost 20 years, Henry annulled the marriage and traded her in for Anne Boleyn after she failed to produce a male heir.

In Spanish it's Carinena. In French it's Carignan. Either way, it's a racy red grape.

In Spanish it’s Cariñena. In French it’s Carignan. Either way, it’s a racy red grape.

The region of Aragon has long been fruitful, with a wine making history dating back to Roman times. In fact, one wine making area, the region of Cariñena, was the second wine region in Spain to gain D.O. status – in 1932.  A very interesting region to be sure, the D.O P. (protected denomiacion de origin) Cariñena blankets a vast valley that surrounds the village of Cariñena just west of the historic city of Zaragoza. Grapes are grown both on the valley floor and up the sides into the surrounding hills, and vineyard site elevations range from 400m to over 800m (1300 – 2600ft). This makes for some pretty varied terrain, and terroir. All of which makes for some very exciting wines that are definitely worth a look.

Carinena

Cariñena: A land of old vineyards and new wines. Almost every vineyard has distinct qualities and terroir that help create very interesting wines.

Though many grape varieties are grown, the main focus is Garnacha, one of Spain’s great red grapes. Another focus is the region’s namesake grape, Cariñena, which is thought to have originated here before being propagated to other regions like France and Italy.

Give these wines a taste and discover #thenextgreatgrape

Give these wines a taste and discover #thenextgreatgrape

A region gaining renewed recognition both in Spain and internationally, we’ll discuss the wines from D.O.P Cariñena and its food with three experts on our May 25th show:

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Pedro Garcia is Director General of Bodegas San Valero, one of the region’s leading producers.

 

Jose Iganacio Lopez, CEO and Co-Owner of New York City's Michelin star Spanish restaurant, Andanada, will give us a taste for the special dishes of the region.

Jose Iganacio Lopez, CEO and Co-Owner of New York City’s Michelin star Spanish restaurant, Andanada, will give us a taste for the special dishes of the region.

migas and egg

MIGAS is a humble dish of sauteed breadcrumbs with sausage and eggs. You can toss anything in with the breadcrumbs.

Sommelier Martin Beally, Wine Director at Seattle's Wild Ginger, will give us his thoughts on the region, and how the wines pair with food.

Sommelier Martin Beally, Wine Director at Seattle’s Wild Ginger, will give us his thoughts on the region, and how the wines pair with food.

We enjoy taking our listeners places to learn about culture and cuisine and hope you will join us May 25th, 2pmEST. This show will remain permanently oniHeart.com and the free iHeart App. We will also feature some short podcasts on our new series, The Connected Table SIPS!.

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Melanie Young and David Ransom are the insatiably curious culinary couple. Connected on Twitter@connectedtable Facebook/connectedtable. Instagram.com/theconnectedtable. Learn more at www.theconnectedtable.com

Melanie Young and David Ransom are the insatiably curious culinary couple. Connected on Twitter@connectedtable Facebook/connectedtable. Instagram.com/theconnectedtable. Learn more at www.theconnectedtable.com

The Night Shift Broadcasting Live from Sedona Vortex

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Sedona is located in the northern Verde Valley region of Arizona and in my opinion one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Nestled among red rocks it is considered sacred by the Native Americans and thanks to high energy vortexes is known as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. A vortex is believed to be a heightened place of energy where it is beneficial to meditate, set intentions and experience peace and serenity. Vortexes are located in various places on the planet and Sedona boasts vortexes on Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, and in Boynton Canyon. I have visited and meditated on all of these vortexes and can attest to the fact there is something very special about their energy. Friends that have accompanied me have felt the same way. I am pleased to tell you I will be broadcasting live from Boynton Canyon and invite you to participate in a meditation with me where we will access this vortex energy. I will also discuss some of the high points of this magical place and accessing this marvelous energy do some mini readings.

Join us in the Facebook chat room https://www.facebook.com/groups/183716975330317/

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Host Nihar Suthar Interviews Helena Norberg-Hodge on Incito

Helena Norberg-Hodge witnessed tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in the Ladakh region (two groups that were historically very friendly towards each other) of India escalate dramatically, due to the effects of globalization. As a result, Helena decided to research how a localized economy model could better preserve the success, culture, and happiness of small communities around the world. Hear her innovative story tonight at 9pm EST on Incito.

Helena Norberg-Hodge is pioneering a new economy movement.

Helena Norberg-Hodge is pioneering a new economy movement.

Listen to past episodes of Incito at: http://www.iheart.com/show/27307237/

Learn more about host Nihar Suthar at: http://www.niharsuthar.com