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.
Time to address some queries I've received from readers during the past few months. I do answer all questions personally and ask permission to use them in this column. If you have a question about wine, check the end of this column to see how to get it to me.
Ever heard of Verdejo? How about Rueda?
Want a Ferrari for Christmas? You can have one. It's easy.
In last month's column, I answered a question from a reader about a Northeast Georgia winery that recently passed away. In writing that response, I was reminded of the degree to which I have come to be a fan and supporter of Georgia wines.
The bride and I have been like Willie Nelson the past few months ... on the road again. Lots of traveling, lots of visits and we've come home with a greater appreciation for this wonderful land of ours.
Summer's winding down. Time to catch up with some odds and ends floating around the world of wine.
We all love a bargain. Admit it; your head swivels on spotting a BOGO sign.
Where can you go to enjoy French wines with a German accent?
Those who find the subject of wine fascinating are advised to grab a book I just finished. No, not my copy; buy one of your own. It truly is one of the best offerings on the subject I have encountered in 30-plus years.
If you are a typical American wine drinker, chances are very good your first choice in wines is not from Germany.
My son-in-law and my oldest grandson drive me nuts (they argue that for me it's a short walk). They must have the latest electronic gadgets - iPads, iPhones, iPods, Nooks, Kindles, smart phones, smarter phones ... stuff I've never heard of, and never will understand.
"Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it."
Quick question: What color do you generally associate with February?
Follow me on this. It's winter. That means it's cold out there. When you're cold, what do you want? You want something hearty, something filling, something warming... whether on your plate or in your glass.
Martha Ezzard wears many hats. She's been a lawyer, journalist, state legislator and most likely a few other things.
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