The wine industry has many industry-specific wine terms that can be a bit daunting, especially for newcomers to wine. In this article, I will provide brief explanations of key wine terms. [Read more…]
Happy New Year! In the tradition of making new year’s resolutions, I’d like to propose a set of wine resolutions. [Read more…]
I hope you enjoy my New Year’s greeting. Here is to a wonderful New Year’s celebration and a wonderful 2011.
In honor of the holidays, here is a Q&A about sparkling wine. I hope the information helps your holidays sparkle! [Read more…]
Italian food and wine pairings — does it get any better than that?
I recently celebrated my 50th birthday at Il Fornaio, a great Italian restaurant that does a wonderful job of highlighting regional dishes and wines.
According to Maurizo Mazzon, Il Fornaio’s executive chef, there are 20 distinct regions in Italy! Il Fornaio changes its regional offerings monthly, often using ingredients and wines unavailable elsewhere in the U.S.
From Dec. 6 through Dec. 19, the Il Fornaio menu is featuring the best recipes from the past year’s regional menus.
Being the food and wine lover that I am, I was in seventh heaven. It was incredibly fun to try new dishes and new wines. What a great way to celebrate my next 50 years! [Read more…]