Many of us were taught that white wine goes with fish, and red wine with meat. But what if you are a vegetarian? Does that mean there is no wine pairing for you? Absolutely not! I am a long-time “pescetarian” who eats dairy products, eggs and fish, and I have some great wine pairings to recommend for vegetarians based on my experience. [Read more…]
On November 5, I was a sponsoring vendor at The Indulgence Lounge, an evening of “unrelenting value, style, and beauty.” What an evening. Don Thomas, the CEO of Growth 1 Concierge, was the mastermind of this event, which featured a beautiful fashion show directed by Charleston Pierce, an exciting live auction benefiting Airline Ambassadors International, great vendors, delectable food, and wonderful people. [Read more…]
If you’re like me, you enjoy taking home wine glasses as souvenirs from special events or dinner parties. Maybe you keep a treasured assortment in your cupboard, or even a set of fine stemware for special occasions. There is a lot to think about when it comes to choosing wine glasses. The most important consideration is enjoyment. Wine is meant to be enjoyed, and the glasses you choose should accentuate this, whether they enhance the flavor of the wine, or the aesthetics of holding a beautiful, delicate glass in your hand.
Many guests at the wine tastings I lead ask questions about stemware, so I thought it was timely to answer the top questions here. [Read more…]
In honor of the holidays, I’m devoting this blog post to what I consider to be some of the best gift ideas for wine lovers. They’re all from WineShop At Home, the Napa winery for which I’m an independent wine consultant. [Read more…]
Often referred to as the “King of Red Wine Grapes,” Cabernet Sauvignon wines (aka Cabernets or Cabs, for short) range from medium- to full-bodied and are characterized by their high tannin content, which provides structure while supporting the rich fruit characteristics.
Flavors and aromas you’re likely to find in Cabs include plum, cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, cassis, mint, eucalyptus, cedarwood, vanilla, tobacco and leather.
Cabs pair beautifully with red meats, hearty pastas, lamb, strong-flavored cheese, especially blue cheese, and dark chocolates.
Here is a Q&A highlighting some key information about this wonderful grape and wine. [Read more…]