What if the bottle you see on the shelf already knew what was going to happen before you put it in your shopping cart?
To say a wine is honest is to be vague, but I would most certainly apply it to the bottlings of the Martinelli Winery, whose family has been growing grapes in California's Russian River Valley since the 1880's.
During summertime many of you are icing down rosé and fizz for picnics, al fresco dinners, barbecues and other summer soirées. The heat and sun can take its toll if you slip up and sip too much. I'm sharing a few of my wine professional tips to make sure you stay focused and fabulous.
The only sensible thing to do for summer is to search out food and wine books worth the actual reading.
Sometimes life gets in the way of our best laid plans. It's been awhile since our family has been able to take a vacation. We finally got away for a few days and I'm eager to tell you about a place that's not only beautiful and accessible, but also restorative for the soul.
The truth of it is, a lot of mommies seem to rely on wine to survive their children. Or at least they think it's cool to joke about it because everywhere I look these days there are memes and statements and Facebook posts about motherhood and wine.
Spoiler alert: You won't want to quit your job just to save money on groceries.
Rosé isn't just a beverage--it's lifestyle.
He's given us plenty of booze-soaked pearls of wisdom from his many years on TV.
It was spring, and as I drove from O'Hare to Evanston I was struck by the beauty; of the blossoms, the psychic valence of the architecture, the light off the lake. What had I missed on my first tour through this middle earth?
To say that Fearrington House Inn and Restaurant is a special place is merely to lump it with many other charming inns in America.
Ever since there has been wine, there have been experts that have paired it with food, creating a harmonious balance. Now, a similar art is taking ...
Wine and summer go hand in hand -- there's nothing better than a cool glass of rosé or white on a hot day. With all those summer parties you're planning, it's important to be prepared.
Stop, look, feel, smell, taste, listen. Allow yourself the pleasure of your senses. Take a long, slow deep breath. Dive deeply into the moment. Be present for a sensorial, even sensual experience. Maybe we, Americans, can stop hurrying so much, escape our Puritan past, and leave behind the concept of "guilty pleasure" in favor of simple, daily Italian pleasure.
I inadvertently stumbled upon How to Love Wine by Eric Asimov and am very glad that I did.
About 4 hours by car north of Los Angeles, Paso Robles is our place to unplug and refresh. On any given weekend, we think about going.