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About the mag.

The Emerald Journal is an online magazine exploring life and culture Florida and Spain. We highlight concepts, conversations, people, food and wine. 

We study the interception of culture between the European country and island-like state. 

The regionality of Florida and Spain are two distinct ....

Also, every article is paired with a bottle of wine recommendation. You are very welcome.


A wine pairing in every read.

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“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.”
— Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway, who famously lived in Key West, Florida and wrote affectionately about his experiences in Spain, also aptly said,:"Write drunk, edit sober." We promise to do so here.

The concepts we share have a terroir in much the same way bottle of wine does.

The environmental conditions, the soil and climate, that give wine its unique flavor and aroma are much the same as the ideas, beliefs and experiences we have in life. Sometimes, you have a good year that you look back on fondly and other times, the rain season spoils the grapes. It all leads to the person we become.


Meet the Editor.

Cristina Ramos is a writer, editor and content developer by trade. Her work is inspired by her life in Florida and connection to Spain. After a 6 year career in the humanities, she is int

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