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Which Do You Prefer — Burgundy or California Pinot Noir?

Ask a confirmed lover of red Burgundy what he thinks about California Pinot Noir, and you’re likely to be met with a raised eyebrow and a sniff. Burgundy aficionados know what they like and typically believe that all other wines

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Posted in Wine Cellar Notes, Wine in the Glass

The Oceania Debate: The Fine Wines of New Zealand and Australia

Head-to-head encounters in cricket, rugby, hockey and netball have been known to evoke heated exchanges between Aussies and Kiwis. They are friendly exchanges, typically over a big mug of beer, but they are heated nonetheless. The sports fans of Australia

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Wines for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

Without question, a romantic dinner — the type you might be planning for Valentine’s Day — is one of those occasions that cries out for wine. And not just any wine. If you’re trying to impress a date, this is

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Posted in Wine Buzz, Wine in the Glass

The Best Wine to Serve With Spaghetti and a Tomato-Based Sauce

When you were learning how to cook, what was one of the first dishes you perfected? Spaghetti, right? It makes sense, since preparing spaghetti is, basically, an extension of learning how to boil water, as we begin by cooking the

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes
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