Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wine Pairing Solutions for Salads

Long gone are the days when a restaurant salad consisted of iceberg lettuce, perhaps a few carrot shavings (mainly for color) and a big glob of your favorite dressing. As palates have evolved and Americans have become more adventurous diners—no

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Wine Adventures from Coast to Coast

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” Was it really Albert Einstein who made that observation? That’s what my handy, dandy book of quotes indicates. Regardless,

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Antinori Unveils New Chianti Classico Cellar

For more than 600 years, Marchesi Antinori has played a major role in shaping not only the wine industry in Italy, but also that country’s culture. But unlike the most influential estates of the Napa Valley in California, the Bordeaux

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Passing the Time Between ‘Winesongs’

As I seem to do each year, I recently wrote about my favorite wine festival. It’s called Winesong, and it’s held in a park overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the stunningly beautiful Mendocino Coast. I can write about Winesong with

Posted in Editor's Journal

Food & Wine in the Lone Star State

The Central Texas Wine, Food & Brew Fest will be held on Saturday, September 14 at the new community park in Harker Heights, Texas. Here’s how organizers describe the event: “A promenade of beverages and culinary delights to be sampled

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Don’t Miss Out on the Thrill of the Grill

Another weekend is upon us. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the grilling season is waning, so you won’t want to wait too long before trying this mouth-delighting grilled dish. This recipe makes 8 to 10 servings,

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

More Consumers Seeking Eco-Friendly Wines

Two research studies sponsored by Wine Institute indicate that the sustainable and eco-friendly attributes of wine are important considerations when making purchasing decisions. That goes for key segments of wine consumers, as well as those of us in the wine

Posted in Wine and the Environment

More Good News for Red Wine Drinkers

Resveratrol. Even to a science-class-challenged “kid” like me, the word just rolls off the tongue. I’ve learned the word and learned to love it because it’s linked to the health benefits associated with the moderate consumption of wine—in particular, red

Posted in Wine and Health

How to Fully Experience Wine

“See me / Feel me / Touch me / Heal me.” Those lyrics from The Who’s iconic “Tommy” rock opera could make one think about… yes… wine appreciation. For many people, the only sense used when drinking wine is taste.

Posted in In the Cellar

Capturing the Spirit of the Season

I have not heard of any sightings thus far, but when I do, I will not be surprised. Labor Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means: It won’t be long before Christmas displays go up

Posted in Editor's Journal
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