What the California Rains Mean to the Vineyards

What the California Rains Mean to the Vineyards

This has been a challenging winter in California. It seems it’s either feast of famine when it comes to rain. I’ve been visiting California yearly for 37 years and I must say I have never seen it so green. Before my trip out I was watching the weather reports of all...
Vino 2017 & The Wines of Domini Veneti

Vino 2017 & The Wines of Domini Veneti

The beginning of February I had to opportunity to attend VINO 2017 in New York City. It was a trade tasting of over 600 wines from Italy. Tough job, but someone has to do it 🙂 When you walk into a trade tasting like this you have to have a mission. You can’t just go...
Bringing Back Merlot

Bringing Back Merlot

I can’t remember the last time I drank a Merlot can you? Maybe you have, but it’s been a while since I drank one and I don’t know why. Its been so long that forgot how good it tastes. They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, perhaps for me it makes the palate...
Super Bowl Isn’t All About Beer & Pizza

Super Bowl Isn’t All About Beer & Pizza

When I think of football I admit, I think of beer. When I was planning my Super Bowl menu this year I really hadn’t thought of the beverages, I was thinking about the food. Since there was only going to be 5 adults and 2 kids I wasn’t going to go crazy. I planned a...