let’s delight the dads
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:50:19 +0000
Last month we made mom merry with wine, this month we delight the dads. One of my dad’s favorites (and now mine) is Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a southern Rhône blend. The primary grapes are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre although there are 13 that are officially allowed.   Although the name means the new house of the pope, “pape” is … Continue reading
rose day and season and life is here!
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 14:33:05 +0000
Let the games begin. Rosé sales rose 53% last year and there doesn’t seem to be signs of a slow down. Why? It’s light, refreshing, uncomplicated and perfect for summer sipping. I’ll be recommending my favorite rosés every month this summer, so here’s the first batch for National Rosé Day on June 9, from the OG … Continue reading
sex & the city turns 20!
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:37:52 +0000
When Sex and the City premiered on June 6, 1998, cosmos were all the rage. But if it premiered now, they’d definitely be drinking wine. Carrie: Fun and hyper-stylish, she’d be wearing some cool Pat Fields-created rosé-all-day outfit and drinking the very trendy, very light strawberry Whispering Angel. $21.99 BUY HERE Charlotte: Elegant, classy, and low … Continue reading
perfect pairing: chablis and oysters
Wed, 30 May 2018 16:21:43 +0000
Nothing transports you to sitting on the water like Chablis. It’s made from Chardonnay grapes (Chablis is the area) but it’s very crisp, minerally, and absolute perfection with oysters. Steely, dry, high-acid white wines are the typical oyster pairing, but Chablis is one of the most excellent for them. The Kimmeridgian soil in the area, … Continue reading
royal reception bubbles revealed
Sat, 19 May 2018 15:09:09 +0000
OK, we’ve got our first Royal Wedding wine! Kensington Palace said Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV is getting popped at the reception. Pol Roger is a blend of 30-35 base wines across at least three vintages, and is made with the three traditional Champagne grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. It’s $49, buy it … Continue reading