Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

This week I’ll give you great picks to make your Easter Holiday, a beautiful and memorable event. First a word about what kind of wines we are looking for with this holiday meal. With a cured ham, I like a fruity white with a little residual sugar. Not too much, but a...

Springtime Rosé Now in Season!

I am told by the calendar that it is Springtime, but cancelled meetings and events are coming in due to a massive snowstorm about to arrive. Ahhh, life in Minnesota. Well it’s Springtime somewhere, not here though. Rosés are in and we are ramping up for another pink...

Flying High in Oregon

As you read this, I am flying in a small aircraft over the Willamette Valley taking an aerial tour of the region’s seven AVAs (American Viticultural Area). My pilot is Scott Neal, owner and winemaker for Coeur de Terre Vineyards of McMinnville, in Oregon. Scott is a...

Some of My Favorite Wines

People always ask me, “What is your favorite wine. What do you drink at home?” Picking a favorite wine is difficult since I have been drinking wine regularly since, well, a long time ago. There have been so many great wines over the years (some due to the great...

Sicily: Style, Tradition and Value

Okay, I know it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday so why am I talking about Sicilian wines? Fair question. Probably because holiday revelers will need some wine to go with the brisket or the stew they are preparing and there are no Irish wines to be had.  Instead of...

Enjoying the French Conviction

I just got back from a big wine show in NYC and I have to say when it comes to quality, value, and taste, the French are the masters! I love to eat and I love to drink wine and this show featured great wines from all over the world.  Despite the tremendous variety I...
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