Wine changes over time…so does life.

(Image by Charlene Marcum, 2013) Good wine takes time, great wines take even more time.  That is often the case with certain recipes, as well as with life!  Read my latest article for edibleSacramento on exactly this topic.  Here is the intro paragraph.  You can click on the link to get to the website and read…

Port 101

Here are portions from an upcoming article I have written for Edible Sacramento.  Look for Port 101: An Everyday Primer in the Winter 2013 edition online and at local distribution points in February. During the months of the year when the Valley fog chills you to your very core, it is not uncommon to hark…

Brandy-A Holiday Classic

                        There are so many wines to enjoy during the holidays.  Gorgeous bottle, after gorgeous bottle of red and sparkling present themselves and we often forget about some historical wine treats that have been around for generations:  distilled and fortified wines.  If you lack some real-life experience in this area, brandy may be your perfect foray into this genre.…

Snapshot of A Holiday Favorite

Sparkling wine tops the holiday drink list of many.   From now through January 1st,  everywhere you turn, a festive and bubbly glass is seemingly there for the taking.  Read this latest issue of Edible Sacramento where I provide some background on this special beverage, some purchasing recommendations from Steve Graham of Nugget Market, and some delish cocktail recipes from local Sacramento restaurants…

Fine Tune Your Perception of Aromas in Wine

Last year while browsing at photos on the internet, I caught a partial glimpse of this poster hanging on a wall in a french winery—I simply had to have it.  I went on a lengthy quest to identify the French producer and supplier.  Ultimately, my bilingual brother, was able to navigate a French website and order it from overseas.  It is…