"Smooth" is not, and never will be, a real tasting note. It is, however, a type of criminal.
This town in northern Israel has everything but circus barkers touting its main product. Storefronts are alive with oversize signs all telling the same story: This is the spot where Jesus Christ performed the first of some three dozen miracles.
Houston long ago belied its food media image as a place just for great barbecue, mediocre Tex-Mex, and steakhouses. My preferences are for restaurants that show off Houston's finest -- not its most gimmicky -- places that speak of the city's more sophisticated dining scene.
It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.
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 ...