Monthly Archives: March 2013

How to Make Ham More Wine Friendly

Planning to cook a ham this Easter Sunday? Because ham is so naturally salty, it can present a wine-pairing conundrum. What to do? Add another flavor to the equation—a flavor that mitigates the saltiness to some degree, and that’s complementary

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

On May 18, Head for the Highlands

Some of the best wines—particularly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir—being made in California. Thirty-three wineries pouring their wares. Tasty food. Music.

Posted in Wine Buzz

Mastering the Tasting Room Experience

A visit to a winery’s tasting room can be a highly educational experience—if you follow just a few simple “rules.” This came to mind as I was perusing a very amusing—and also quite accurate—list of “Rules for Attending a Wine

Posted in Editor's Journal

Fun (Plus Lots of Food and Wine) in the Sun

If you’re a foodie…or even if you’re not…you’ve probably heard of Paula Deen. You may own one of her cookbooks. She has sold more than 10 million of them. Or you may have seen her on TV. On the Food Network, she

Posted in Wine Buzz

How Wine Lovers Can Help Cyprus

We wine lovers are a giving lot. We attend charity wine events. We take part in silent auctions, with proceeds benefiting worthy causes. And now, we have an opportunity to help an entire country by lifting a glass (or two,

Posted in Wine Buzz

Where to Go After Touring Walla Walla Wine Country

The Anchor Bar isn’t necessarily a place a businessperson would go to impress a client. Then again, maybe it is. After all, bars don’t get much more “American” than the Anchor Bar in Waitsburg, Washington.

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Seeing Spain and Portugal Wine Country…in Slow Motion

Tourist ships have been cruising the Rhine, Rhone and Danube rivers for years. Cruising on the Douro River is a relatively new tourist offering, but it can provide plenty of memorable experiences for those wishing to soak in the wine

Posted in Wine Buzz

The Chill Factor

It certainly doesn’t feel like Spring in many parts of the country. Even so, the season of renewal officially begins today. As late 19th- and early 20th-century author, educator and clergyman Henry Van Dyke once noted, “The first day of

Posted in In the Cellar

10 Fascinating Facts About Carmenere

Whenever The World of Wine Club shines the spotlight on Chile, you can bet that one of the featured varieties will be Carmenere. Because it’s not one of the “famous” winegrape varieties, we herewith offer 10 fascinating (or at least mildly interesting)

Posted in Wine in the Glass

An Easter Alternative: Santa Maria Wine Country

The wineries in California’s Santa Maria Valley, north of Santa Barbara, know how to “do” holidays. On Saturday, for instance, Cambria Estate provided guests with the opportunity to dance to live Irish music. Between jigs, they could nosh on Irish

Posted in Wine Buzz
Members-only Wine sampler specials delivered straight to your inbox via our Cyber Circle newsletter.