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For years, I have served as a helpful role to those seeking inspiration, help, or advice. In 2020, I finally decided to own that role and be intentional about it. I started writing about my passions, my thoughts, and curious wonderings about our society. 
I founded Carlos’ Food & Wine with a mission to give others a taste of what goes on in my mind, what inspires me and to share in the flavors we find in our cultures. 
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Greek Lentil Salad & 2019 Tessier - El Dorado - Camino Alto Vineyard Cabernet Franc

(Photo: Carlos Sarmiento) Celebrating Cabernet Franc Day, Carlos' Food & Wine brings you a delightfully new food and wine pairing thanks to a wonderful new collaboration with Tessier Winery. Kristie Tacey, founder and winemaker of Tessier Winery (based out of Healdsburg, California) has a most interesting story on his winemaking came to her life. As a former published research scientist who studied protein pathways, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from her native Mic

Rigatoni with sausage and rosemary-tomato cream sauce & 2016 Staura Cellars Reserve Cabernet Franc

(Photo: Carlos Sarmiento) The first time I ever heard of Cabernet Franc wine was many years ago when I read an article in one of those travel and lifestyle magazines. What was particularly interesting about the story was that the writer not only wrote about the destination, but somehow took a little extra time to talk about food recommendations and even a wine pairing suggestion. Up to that point, I had tried Cabernet Sauvignon but was immediately intrigued in learning more a

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