In gazing at the galaxy of grapes used to make April's Wine of the Month, you may have noticed gewurztraminer. And I'm sure many of you are muttering, "What the heck is that?"
I subscribe to an online wine news service that delivers a couple of times a week some fascinating stories or statistics about happenings in the giddy world of wine. I'm passing along some condensed versions with my own comments.
In 10 days, we fall into one of those holidays that must be subsidized by the flower, greeting card and candy companies - St. Valentine's Day.
Here's a message for this new year to some folks who run restaurants that sell more than a little wine with their fare.
I had an "aha" moment recently. I pinpointed the precise moment I began to listen to the siren call of wine, and it predates my previous landmark by a few years.
In spite of the legend, it is unlikely Roman Emperor Nero actually fiddled while the city of Rome burned. But he might have been drinking wine.
Mark Oct. 24 on your calendar or your Apple Watch, or whatever. That's International Champagne Day! So says Champagne Bureau USA.
On a late July road trip sponsored by the White County Chamber of Commerce and hosted by genial Chamber President Cindy Bailey, a group of rowdy food, wine and travel scribes climbed the hills and wandered the valleys of a truly lovely part of North Georgia.
Gentlemen, masochists that we are, we struggle out into the North Georgia summer heat and humidity to battle with that masculine dragon - the grill.
Two issues rarely intertwine in the same sentence: Highly rated winemakers and sensibly priced wines.
Wow, it's good to hear from folks who read this column. I do appreciate the emails with questions about wines. And I want to deal with a quartet of them in today's edition.
"Do aerators really work?" is a question I hear frequently.
Spring is sprung, the grass is riz.
Martha Ezzard wears many hats. She's been a lawyer, journalist, state legislator and most likely a few other things.
You always can learn something new from The Times. I did in January. And that led to some fond memories from my past and conversations with folks with a real history in this town.