Can't get wine shipped to your house? Blame it on Prohibition. Can't buy wine on Sunday? Another legacy of Prohibition.
What's your favorite white wine?
If a winemaker ever personified Teddy Roosevelt's saying, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," it might be Luis Barraud. Luis is an unassuming man in...
Sonoma. Just the word alone makes you think of smooth wines, rolling hills and California sun-drenched air. All these things are indeed true, but what I didn't realize is that there's even more to see and especially to EAT in this idyllic countryside.
I have enjoyed the recent vintages of Charles Krug, Continuum and Michael Mondavi Family Wines that I've sampled, and look forward to tasting and reporting on those projects further as well as on what the fourth generation is up to.
Nothing about a wine stack -- size, location, or content -- is done by accident.
Since its European "founding" in 1681, Bucks County has been a draw for those seeking quiet contemplation among nature. With Thanksgiving on the horizon and winter just beyond that, there's no better time to revel in the colors, tastes, and passionate people of this special spot in the Northeast.
It's hard not to be reminded of all that's wonderful about life after indulging in a single glass of Champagne as a start to the evening.
I knew any ride masterminded by Rebecca, the three-time 24-hour Solo Mountain Bike World Champion, dubbed "The Queen of Pain," would be brutal. Despite my white-knuckled ways, I signed up for what promised to be a gravel-grinding, lung-busting, dusty century ride, set for Labor Day weekend.
In Argentina, there has been some reason for worry about the supply of malbec, but overall the picture is rosy.
Having lived in Napa for nine years, and having been a wine lover for many years before that, I've done a fair share of wine tasting. I have yet to taste a flight where every wine was fabulous. Until last weekend.
Why not wipe the cutting board clean and take a whole new look at what's worth pouring?
When an aviation geek says, "Let's go somewhere where we can watch airplanes take off all day", and the non aviation geek partner says, "Yeah, let's do that", the couple is probably headed to the Hangar Hotel at Gillespie County Airport in Fredricksburg, Texas.
The pilgrims drank wine, the Indians drank wine, and you should drink it too.
Good stuff exists. Here's where to get it, and what it means to drink it.
What goes together better than food and drinks? Nothing.
You've probably heard stories about shipwrecks discovered where bottles of wine were found. Some of the wines uncovered have been 100 years old or more. There's been interest in what these wines taste like and how well they did -- or didn't age -- in their watery cellars.