The oysters are an enormous draw, of course, but there is so much to choose from on a menu with 14 categories.
The wines are pure joy to drink: no fuss, just tons of fruit, character, and often surprising depth.
You don't have to spend very long with Joseph Carr before you learn who inspired him to found Josh Cellars.
On September 11, 2001, I was in Saint Emillion, France with a girlfriend having lunch. We stopped in a shop to buy wine and two young guys told us that planes were crashing into buildings and office towers were falling in New York City.
Harvest season is underway across the northern hemisphere and with it comes food and wine festivals to tempt even the foodiest of palates.
Beaune is not the sort of small city you would stay in your hotel for much time anyway, for it is designed for walking, chatting and dining well in the Burgundian manner.
From now on, let the Freshman 15 represent the foods that all college students should absolutely try in their first year of unparented liberty.
Maybe not knowing him or his music made me be totally skeptical about another musician fronting a wine label. But I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this soft, rich and fruity wine, with notes of cherry, violets and chocolate.
What a treat! Last night guests at Buttonwood Farm, Winery and Vineyard got to see close up, planets, nebula, galaxies, stars and star clusters with the help of experts from the Natural History Museum.
Masi and others have maintained the wine's richness while removing the oxidation and high alcohol.
There's nothing like showing up to a party with a big bottle of wine to mark a celebration. But is the wine inside actually better?
If you need this list at any other time, let's just say you should probably just put the wine bottle down.
There's a whole other, lesser-known side to Italian wine that's become increasingly popular in the past few years.
In Iceberg Alley, as the sea along the northern coast is called, vodka and beer are made with melted icebergs. Resourceful captains have created a cottage industry of harvesting the bergs, hauling them ashore, and selling the ancient, pristine water. They even use it to make wine.
Take a cue from Julia Child and stock your cabinet with the best beverage for the home cook.
Just because you want an Old Fashioned, doesn't mean you need to be old fashioned.
It's barrel tasting weekend at the end of March in Livermore Valley, and only the third time that Caddis Wines has been open to the public.