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 […]
Wine is an amazing natural phenomenon that keeps us under its spell. The aromas and “flavors” of wine along with its many hues affects us in such ways that many poems and songs have been written about the wonder that is wine.
The leaves have changed and wine shops are ordering bottles like mad for you put on the Thanksgiving table. There’ll be deals and shelf talkers and crowds of confused consumers trying to find the right wine for the cornucopia of flavors that come with decades of tradition and the desire to incorporate one’s own native […]
As the owner of an Italian restaurant, I always try to strike a balance of offering both delicious hard-to-find bottles for those times you dine with me and it’s a special occasion or you’re looking for a treat, and affordable wines that deliver incredible bang for your buck and allow you to be able to […]