Wines for Hearty Holiday Meals (Part 1/2)

Wines for Hearty Holiday Meals (Part 1/2) With the holiday season up on us, our tables will be amply adorned with an array of hearty holiday dishes that beckon for the perfect wine pairing. While traditional choices like robust reds—especially in cooler climes—may be the natural choice, I’d like to propose an alternative approach: the … Read more

Champagne is Back!

Champagne is Back! After a huge falloff during the pandemic, France’s prestigious sparkler is on the rise, again While statistics on wine consumption last year are still being tabulated, the folks in France who calculate Champagne shipments got an early start this year by announcing a leap of 32-percent, according to Market Watch, to 322 … Read more

Riesling Now. Really.

Riesling Now. Really. At a sweltering outdoor party this past weekend I watched, somewhat covertly, as 50 or so guests reached into a huge cooler-on-wheels, plunged their hands into the ice-water bath, and selected bottles of white wine that appealed to them. As the guy who selected, deposited and restocked most of those bottles throughout … Read more