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Picking Your Summer Red

Picking Your Summer Red

Despite my tepid feelings about the wines we tasted, I probably would have enjoyed most of them with a burger or freshly grilled steak as an accompaniment.  That’s a testament to the power of food and wine pairing!   But really, there’s no big trick to finding the right summertime red.  It’s just a matter […]

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It's Summertime and the Drinkin' is Fine...

It’s Summertime and the Drinkin’ is Fine…

It’s not news that summer is white wine season.  But there are lots of red wines that deserve get some summer lovin’ as well.   That was the theme of a tasting held at Armonk Wine & Spirits a few days ago, and my friend Susan & I (aka the Amateur & the Pro) were […]

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EMERGING ITALY: ROSSO PICENO

EMERGING ITALY: ROSSO PICENO

The other night, I popped open a bottle of wine that was purchased simply because it was an Italian red under $15. I took a sip and thought it tasted pretty good. So I looked at the label to see what, exactly, I was drinking.     Okay, so it’s made from organic grapes.   […]

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