Of Matadors and Toros…

Those who did not watch the Barbara Walters pre-Oscar special or the red carpet arrivals on E! last night, might have caught the rerun of a fabulous episode of 60 Minutes on two Spanish brothers matadors – bullfighters. Their names: the eldest, with the blue-blood demeanor (and the two bull’s ears in his hands!) is Francisco Rivera Ordoñez and his kid brother, with the model good looks, is Cayetano

Cayetano nearly died in the ring, when he tripped during a Corrida on a backward move and was instantly attacked by the bull. But he seems to be all better and now… and HOW! Anyway, enough of my overheated talk, sit back and enjoy this wonderful tribute to an art which may be a bit sadistic, but certainly is passionate and picturesque. And mostly because of the men who put their lives in the hands – or rather horns – of the bulls each and every day!

To best savor this moment, may I suggest a creamy Rioja like the Marqués de Cáceres 1997 Rioja Crianza, Vendimia Seleccionada which retails at about $10 at Trader Joe’s… And while you are there, pick up some deliciously decadent Marcona Almonds to go along with your delicious drink! N-joy!


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