Monthly Archives: January 2012

Yummers! Grilled Cheese and Wine

Is there anything better on a cold winter day than a grilled cheese sandwich? I think not! My Mom made a great grilled cheese — sometimes with plain white bread, and sometimes with buttermilk bread made at my folks’ bakery. (As one who grew up in …

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

A New Take on the Restaurant Wine List

Ah, the wine list. For many years, fine-dining restaurants that took wine seriously would publish their wine lists in leather-bound books. It was a very classy presentation… not to mention a sure sign that you’d be paying a lot of money for what…

Posted in Editor's Journal

‘Green’ Winemaking Has Come a Long Way

“Green” grape growing takes place under a number of names — including sustainable farming, biodynamic farming and so on. But the movement toward more Earth-friendly practices really got its start during the 1970s, when “organic wine” became all th…

Posted in Wine and the Environment

In the Footsteps of a Legend

Trying to follow Joe Heitz in the wine business is a bit like trying to follow Babe Ruth in the Yankees’ lineup. Lou Gehrig managed to pull it off, but there aren’t many Lou Gehrigs out there. For many years, the Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Cabernet …

Posted in Wineries of Distinction
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