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Washington Wines

Washington Wines

  When the folks at Mercer Wine Estate offered to send some samples my way, I jumped at the chance. Here’s why: I know that some great wines come from Washington State, but they often aren’t the first ones I think to buy when I’m at the store or in a restaurant. But I am […]

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Wine Clubs

Wine Clubs

  Wine clubs have changed a lot since I managed one for a retailer on New York’s Upper West Side, when your payment got you a single bottle per month and it was the club’s choice. Members would have to call or email if they wanted only red or only white wines. (There was also […]

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Trailer Talk

Trailer Talk

  They say everything old is new again, and it is certainly true in the case of vintage trailers. Yes, I mean those proto-RVs from the 40s, 50s and 60s that our grandparents hauled behind their cars as they drove the family cross-country. Wine entrepreneurs are finding great ways to give these tin cans another […]

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Gaja & Barbaresco

Gaja & Barbaresco

  There is nothing like seeing a wine region to understand what it is all about. This fact was abundantly clear one bright Wednesday morning, as three of us stood on a Juliet balcony at the Gaja estate in Barbaresco, overlooking softly rolling hills. My husband and I have come expecting to taste delicious wines […]

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Happy Bastille Day!

Happy Bastille Day!

  While celebrating with a French wine is de rigueur, I thought it might be interesting to take a dive into what the average 18th century French person might have been imbibing. The web site Life in a Medieval Castle: Medieval Drinks, while perhaps a tad off chronologically, nonetheless states that the best wines were […]

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