Sagrantino is a wine that makes you wait. A powerful red from Umbria that can only be found in the DOCG of Montefalco, it’s a grape that comes on strong in its youth but as it ages it transforms, becoming soft and refined. While I realize no one really has the time or patience to buy a […]
The main problem that most wines made in Israel encounter is their relegation to the kosher section of the wine shop.
How many times have you found yourself in the wine store looking for something that can best be described as not too sweet but not too dry? Finding that perfectly balanced, semi-sweet wine is tricky, especially considering many off-dry wines contain added sugar. Finding a producer committed to faultless semi-sweet winemaking craftsmanship is a daunting task. Enter the Dr. […]
Come late February, the weather is just plain unpredictable. Although it should be snowing and cold, we start seeing freakishly warm days that move us straight into that springtime mentality. Days are warm, nights are cold, and we just don’t know what the hell we should be drinking. Our heads scream red, our hearts beat […]
Tuscany is a wine region famous for its beauty and tradition. But one wine breaks the rules of the region, creating a blend that is anything but traditional. That wine is the Super Tuscan, a term you may have encountered while pursuing the menu of a fancy Italian restaurant or steakhouse, or heard from a wine […]
A winter storm is poised to pummel the East Coast. That means schools and offices across the country and going through the willtheyorwon’tthey scenario: Will you have to work tomorrow? Or will you get to cozy up at home? Like any winter storm, there is probably a 50-50 chance this one is going to wind up being […]
It’s not common to find wines made in America from Spanish grapes. While French and even some Italian varietals can be found in vineyards all over the country, we usually only consume the grapes of Spain when we drink a wine that’s actually been made in that country.
While the quintessential steak and wine pairing might be seen by some as passé, there are still many moments when having a go to bottle of red that’s perfect with that steak you were craving is absolutely necessary. During the winter months in particular I find myself really craving this pairing.
In the dead of winter, sometimes all you need is a cozy place to sit, a warm blanket, a good book or a great show, and an easy-drinking bottle of red wine.