Pink Wine: A Red Wine of Another Color

If you take time to tune in to your inner voice, you may find that many of you are seasonal beings.  It’s about this time of year that you start craving strawberries, cherries and begin that yearning for bbqs and watermelon. Whether your cravings are simply a Pavlovian response to the longer, warmer days, or…

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…

Comments–A Blogger’s Best Friend

If you've ever maintained a blog, you know how it feels to be writing for the blogosphere.  If you haven't, suffice it to say, it can be a tad difficult to motivate oneself to get a blog entry out there.  You don't really know whether you (a) have readers, and if you do, (b) have…

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…

Red Wine for Valentine’s Day

If you'd like a change from the traditional champagne and chocolate pairing of Valentine's Day fame, reach for a red.   While ports are often a paired accompaniment, I like a bold and jammy zinfandel.  Berry-laden and silky on the palate, those zins produced in a heavier style are perfect with chocolate– particularly dark.  My favorite of this style, Rombauer…