The wines of Virginia are stepping up in the world. I have heard good things about them, but I did not know that Virginia wines were capable of kicking some respected international wine butt in a serious blind tasting. . . . → Read More: Virginia Wines Kick Some Serious Butt
The rule always used to be, “White wine with white meat, red wine with red meat.” These days, not so much. In fact the rule has changed to “drink what you like”. If you like Chateau Lafite with Corn Flakes, knock yourself out. Just invite me over to have a taste of the Lafite, and then I’ll leave you alone to perform your heathen ritual (just kidding). . . . → Read More: WWWWF? (Which Wine With Which Food?)
If you have tasted a Sauvignon Blanc and thought it was wonderful or thought it was terrible, you might not have the same reaction the next time you taste one. Depending on where and how it was made, it can be a different wine. . . . → Read More: Sauvignon Blanc – Grass or crass?
I’ve heard that wine is made in every state in the union. Or is it the contiguous 48? Frankly, I don’t remember. But I do know that good wine is made in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. So why not Maryland? . . . → Read More: Yes Virginia, There Are Wineries In Maryland
Is red wine a fat blocker? When I first heard about the concept, my own reaction was of course not. Don’t be ridiculous. If red wine were a fat blocker, I would weigh in at about 106 pounds. However, there is a scientific study that says this is possible due to something in red wine called piceannotol. . . . → Read More: Red Wine And Health: Is Red Wine A Fat Blocker?
Most of us are interested in good cheap wine. There are a few people out there, however, who don’t fall into that category. You might ask if a dedicated wine geek really prefers to spend more for wine than he should. I have seen this happen. These folks tend to drink labels rather than wines. If you know someone like this, please do not tell them about these excellent value wines available in 2012. We wouldn’t want them to have an identity crisis or something. . . . → Read More: Three Value Wines For 2012
It is often said that a definition of a smart person is one who agrees with you. I ran across a brilliant guy the other day. At least I ran across one of his articles. The guy is the Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine magazine, Ray Isle. For the March issue, Mr. Isle wrote an article in praise of powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. Like I said, a brilliant guy; we agree. . . . → Read More: Good Cabernet Sauvignon Can Be Big And Powerful
Now is the winter of our discontent. Hang on a minute. I think that was that done before. Anyway, it’s winter right now, and it looks like higher wine prices are on the horizon. Wine bargains could be fewer and farther between pretty soon. That’s enough to stir anyone’s discontent. . . . → Read More: Higher Wine Prices On The Way?