I always get excited whenever I remove the foil from the mouth of a wine bottle and a glass cork reveals itself! Don’t get me wrong, I get off on the anticipation and dexterity sometimes required to remove a traditional cork from a full-bodied red followed by the mouth-watering sensation induced by sniffing the stained […]
Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, right behind France in 2nd place and Italy in 1st place. Spanish wine varietals like Tempranillo, Garnacha, and a blend of Xarel-lo, Macabéo, and Parellada used for the production of rose or white Cava (the French Champagne equivalent) offer exceptional value and a bold […]
Here are some simple pairing tips to try: Pinot Noir + dishes with earthy flavors. Chardonnay + fatty fish or fish in a rich sauce. Champagne + anything salty. Cabernet Sauvignon + gamey red meat.
As a rule, I don’t follow rules especially when I’m home alone on a Friday night and a thin crust smoked meat pizza is on the menu – you can bet I’m going to drink whatever is left on my wine rack. If on the other hand, I’m sitting down to a multi-course meal, suddenly […]
Pressing is not an optional step in the wine making process but knowing when and how much to press is where the magic lays. The knowledge of when to press during vinification has been passed on from one generation to the next so its no stretch to say that it would take a lifetime to […]
A few years ago, when I used the words “Hollywood-and-wine” to search the web for an image that depicts celebrities’ fascination with having their own wine brand, high on the list of results was this DVD cover for “Hollywood and Wine” starring Pamela Anderson, Chazz Palminteri, David Spade, and Vivica A. Fox. Sadly, except for […]