The Gift of Wine that Keeps on Giving
The holi-daze are here! Hopefully you survived what felt like a week of Black Friday deals, seamlessly segueing into Cyber Monday. Personally I enjoy online shopping a lot more than having to go to a store. If you have a wine lover or two on your holiday shopping list how about giving them a gift…
Bordeaux: Making Life Sweet
When thinking Bordeaux, minds immediately go to the bold, elegant, refined red wines the region produces. After all, they are some of the worlds most coveted and sought after wines. However, to only know Bordeaux red wines is to not fully know Bordeaux. Not only is Bordeaux home to crisp and elegant white wines, it…
6 California Wines Perfect for Your Holiday Table
The holiday rush is on. Hanukkah begins tomorrow. Christmas is just two days away. Have you bought all your gifts? Batteries? Wrapping paper? It’s time to turn your focus to the big holiday meal. Have you planned the meal? Bought the needed ingredients? What about the wine? What? You forgot the wine? Don’t worry, I…
How About Some French Fizz this Holiday Season?
Bubbles are perfect any day or any time of year; however, there is something about the holiday season that demands them. Sparkling wine is a perfect aperitif to get the party started, a great accompaniment to most any cuisine, and a refreshing way to end an evening. Furthermore, December is International Champagne month.
Do You Have the Holiday Spirit?
The holidays are such a joyful time of year. Large parties, small get togethers, this time of year we embrace our families and friends. It is also a fun time of year to branch out a little with some fun holiday inspired cocktails. I don’t drink a lot of cocktails but every now and then…
Make Your Holidays Sparkle Italian Style
If there is ever a time of year to enjoy the bubbly it is now! Furthermore, the Italians know how to embrace life and celebrate in style. They live so well there is a lifestyle movement known as “The Italian Art of Living.” Nothing exemplifies this art of living more than Italian sparkling wine. With…
Fun Holiday Gifts for Every Wine Lover on Your List
I love the holidays. I drive my family crazy because starting the Friday after Thanksgiving I listen to Christmas music all the way to December 25. I am super excited this year that Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 24. Though I am not Jewish, I prefer it when both faiths celebrate their respective holidays…
Why You Must Be Drinking Port This Holiday Season
The holidays are a time of indulgences. We spend too much money, we eat too much rich food and sweets, and we drink too much alcohol. As we are over-indulging on food and booze there is a solution to help wash down our gluttony; Port!
Celebrating Loire Valley #Wine
Hhmmmm…. (to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) You know Champagne and Alsace and Bordeaux and Languedoc; Rhone Valley, Burgundy, Beaujolais and Provence; but do you recall the most under-rated French wine region of all? Loire Valley wine region is as beautiful as can be, and if you ever saw it, you would…
All That Sparkles is Gold
No wine in history has spawned such poetry as Champagne. Even though Dom Pérignon did not invent Champagne he was certainly among the first to poeticize it by exclaiming to his fellow Benedictine monks, “Come quickly I am tasting the stars!” Since the 17th century the world has been in a love affair with Champagne.…