Although the term drinking game is synonymous with college activities such as beer pong, flip cup and the like, there was a time not long ago when a drinking game was a casual afternoon spent with friends, where drinking was (not so) merely incidental to the ‘athletic’ activities. Some people even believed that the drinking […]
As wine lovers, we always strive to try as many different wines as we possibly can. But what if we didn’t have the ability to try everything and could only taste a limited amount? With that in mind, we reached out to some of the most highly respected Italian wine experts and asked a simple […]
Wine has played an important role in the world. It has been involved in ceremony, tradition and celebration since the beginning of recorded history — and even before that. With Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans spreading wine grapes throughout Europe and beyond, it’s not a surprise that they would create places specifically to imbibe these libations.
When I was 16, I went to visit a friend who at the time was attending culinary school in Florence, Italy. She was living in a charming, very old apartment overlooking a cobblestone street; we had a wonderful time visiting the small, local markets around the city and cooking simple, authentic Italian dishes, including, on […]
After trying my hand at a variety of part-time jobs that suited the needs of the varying schedule of an undergraduate college student, I finally found the perfect match in a tiny Italian restaurant in western Forth Worth.
In my first post about the alternatives to Pinot Noir we stayed a bit local, tramping just south of Pinot Noir’s home in Burgundy to get nice with the Gamay grape, which is celebrated in the Beaujolais region of France. But there is a lot of wine out there in the world and a good […]
The summer before last, I met some friends for what should have been the perfect vacation. It was August in Italy and we were being graciously hosted in a beautiful fourteenth-century stone farmhouse. You get the picture: Red shutters, tall Cypress trees, a bocce court, and a swimming pool. When you opened a window and […]
I’m frequently asked this question at In Vino, my little Italian wine and food cave: What does the DOC and DOCG name on the neck of a wine bottle or appended to the name of a wine on our wine list mean? Is the wine better if it has it? Not necessarily better, but guaranteed. […]
It’s dangerously cold outside and your peers are screaming for red wine, but you’re a white wine drinker. Are you stuck with crispy, light and refreshing whites that all those red wine drinkers start sipping on when the snow melts? NO! White wines can have just as much oomph as red wines during a Hercules […]