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.
Came back from our North Sea cruise in mid-September to find some questions from readers on my email. Since I had written my October column in advance of the trip, I've had to wait until this month to address them.
Wine in a box for Thanksgiving? Forgive the pun, but wine not?
When wine drinkers chat about the great red wine grapes from Italy, two names leap to the top of the list - the robust Nebbiolo of the Piedmont region, and the bright and fruity Sangiovese from Tuscany.
This is the geezer column I thought I never would write.
Petite sirah is anything but petite. This resurgent dry red table wine, often referred to as "a winemaker's wine," is climbing the popularity charts in this country, chasing such competitors as merlot, malbec and cabernet sauvignon for favor among American winos.
One of the bennies of being a wine writer and educator is that I get to travel the world in search of good wines. Unfortunately that global trip means going to local wine shops for vicarious visits.
Want some good news about wine? I thought so. But you are required to take a dose of not-so-good news along with it.
It's spring and time to deal with odds and ends from the wine world. Hope you find some of them of interest.
Two words glimmer like a lighthouse to me during February in Northeast Georgia - Florida Keys.
Happy New Year to y'all!
Gentlemen, masochists that we are, we struggle out into the North Georgia summer heat and humidity to battle with that masculine dragon - the grill.
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