Ever had a Super Tuscan? Ever wondered what the hell that means? In short, the term can be attributed to the media and the origin of that term can be attributed to the rebels. And being a Star Wars fan, I love the rebels. Just south of the bustling city of Florence are the Chianti […]
A wine glass is – as British wine Jedi Master Jancis Robinson so perfectly puts it – “not just the final container for wine, but an important instrument for communicating it to the human senses.” This sums it up in one sentence. Also, wine glasses are dead sexy. They come in many shapes and sizes, […]
Opening your bottle of wine, you stare longingly at the beautiful air-blown glass vessel set upon the table, a gift from your wine geek pal that’s been sitting in your cabinet for months now.
Are sulfites good for wine? Yes. Are sulfites responsible for wine headaches? No. Are sulfites the cause of allergic reactions to wine? No, science has yet to prove otherwise. Once we understand what is known about sulfites and its love affair with wine, hopefully it will allay our fears of labeling protocol, as we frolic […]
Ever since a movie took Merlot down like a luchador in 2004, the wine has gotten a bad rap. With one character line and an Academy Award nomination, the film “Sideways” brought the grape’s reputation to its knees. But was the criticism worth it, and should Merlot’s reputation have suffered the way it did? No. […]
The French – who most often proudly seal their wine with a cork – invented the screw cap. Yep, that’s a fact. In the late 1950s French researchers created a product called “Stelcap vin,” a screw cap that was repurposed from the caps used to seal bottles in the spirits industry, in the hopes that […]
Italy is a magical place for food and wine. It’s as if every time you sit down at a table anywhere on the boot it’s a time for leisurely celebration. Here in the States, Italian restaurant owners like myself try to recreate that experience for you.
Two of my favorite things in this galaxy: wine and the epic wonder that is ”Star Wars.” I’ve watched the teaser that dropped over Thanksgiving weekend more times than I have any trailer, and I’ve giggled like a child with every eighty-eight second view.
We’ve all been in this situation before: you’re out to dinner at one of those restaurants we like to think of as a splurge, and you want to order a bottle of wine, but when the list is presented, you’re eyes turn into saucers, not only due to the list’s size, but also due to […]