was one of the wines we liked the best. So this week, I thought I would learn more about this wonderful Austrian grape.[Read more…]
Yesterday, my wine group did another one of our famous tastings of unknown wines. We tasted 12 European wines that none of us, or very few of us, had ever tasted. I hope you enjoy hearing about our fun. I encourage you to try to find some of these wines and see what you think.[Read more…]
Having discovered ice wine in the last 10 or so years, I’ve become a big fan. It’s hard not to love such a deliciously sweet wine. I learned early on that ice wine is very difficult to make. But my recent reading of a novel made me realize that ice wine isn’t just difficult to make. It’s almost impossible to make. Read on![Read more…]
Happy Passover! To those of you who celebrate, you know that this Jewish holiday is filled with all kinds of special traditions, including the tradition of holding seders, a ritual meal, on the first two nights of the holiday. During the seders, we’re supposed to drink four glasses of wine! When I was growing up, those four glasses of wine were sweet, syrupy Manischewitz concord grape wine. In the last 20 or so years, Passover wine has gotten much better, making the ritual of drinking four glasses truly enjoyable. This week, we’ll talk about enjoying Passover wine.
Last week I had the pleasure of discovering Alicante Bouschet, a rare wine in California these days that was very popular during Prohibition. Today I get to talk about tasting Alicante Bouschet, because I got to do a tasting this past weekend of Alicante Bouschet and Grenache, one of the grapes used in 1866 to create the grape Alicante Bouschet.[Read more…]