Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Land of a Thousand Wines

     Happy Halloween!

     This evening, if your neighborhood is like most neighborhoods, it will become the land of a thousand costumes.

     At first, the kids will be cute. As the evening wears on, and as the kids get tired, they might become a bit annoying.


     And at some point, a group of “kids” who are taller than you will arrive at the door…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Wining and Dining in the Big City

      “Wine Country” – be it in California, Oregon, Washington or
locales around the world – typically is home to a number of wonderful

     But there still are plenty of fabulous wine-focused restaurants in America’s and the world’s big cities.

     With that in mind, we begin a series of occasional “Cellarmaster”
excursions to destination restaurants where wine shares the spotlight
with the food. We’ll begin with America’s three largest cities…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

The Wonders of French Cheese

     The language of cheese has a decidedly French accent: Brie… Camembert… Roquefort… Chevre…

     In fact, the French have created more kinds of cheese, or fromage,
than any other country. There are hundreds of cheeses to choose from,
enabling you to experience an amazing variety of flavors, styles and
aromas – each a product of the land, the traditions and the terroir of
its region.

     French cheeses offer an array of tastes and textures. They are
unrivaled in their ability to excite and tempt the palate. Enjoying
French cheese with…

Posted in Vinesse Style

Mario Andretti Still Has That Winning Way

     If you are of a “certain age,” you undoubtedly recall watching
Mario Andretti driving fast cars, often on ABC-TV’s “Wide World of

     These days, Andretti is living life in the slow lane – or, at
least, a slower lane – as the owner of Andretti Winery in the
world-famous Napa Valley. And although Highway 29 is a far cry from
“The Brickyard,” he has settled into his second profession quite nicely.

     Andretti says he doesn’t actually remember the moment he fell in
love with wine; it just happened over a period of time. It no doubt
began while growing up in Italy, where…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction
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