Oh Canada…

I get all giddy at the thought of a trip to Canada.  I LOVE that country.   I’ve determined if I hada grander tolerance for chilly winters, it’d be Vancouver all the way, baby.  Cosmopolitan, clean, great people,  amazing restaurants with cool wine lists, Stanley Park, dragon races, the Grand Isle Market…wow, I could go on—that…

Pouilly Fuisse, Chablis, White Burgundy….aka Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine purchased and consumed in the US today.  We gulp cheap Aussie critter specimens by the metric ton, and we scan by-the-glass menus for reliable California brands.   This varietal is a bit to the general population today what Blue Nun was back in the 1970s.  Light and crisp, readily available, easy to drink, inexpensive to…

Gruner Veltliner..Wow, What a Treat!

As promised, I hunted down a bottle of Austrian Gruner Veltliner this past weekend.  I've been hearing snippets about what a great white it is; it's one of the little darlings of wine officianados and I wanted to get my palate on it.  I'm thinking there might not be that many of you who have tried it either, so…

This coming weekend I'll be in search of Gruner Veltliner, a white variety out of Austria and Eastern Europe. Can't wait to try this dry and full-bodied wine that is beginning to create a buzz with others besides the powers that be in the wine industry. Looking forward to sharing my thoughts on the experience.…

Pinot Grigio: Which one NOT to drink this weekend!

I pride myself on being very honest with my readers.  When I think a wine is pretty good, you should be able to tell–I'm pretty fair, and when I'm amazed by a wine, I'm more than enthusiastic in my descriptions.  Sometimes…stuff just falls flat, like tonight.  What I'm not recommending you try anytime soon:  Murphy-Goode…