When you think St. Patrick’s Day, you think green: green beer, green Midori, Irish Crème liqueur, green Irish whiskey…It isn’t surprising that St. Patrick’s Day Wine doesn’t jump into your mind when considering what to serve with corned beef and cabbage. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to drink like a leprechaun to enjoy beautiful wines with St. Patty’s Day fare.[Read more…]
This past Saturday was OTBN 2019! That’s right! Open That Bottle Night 2019! The night each year where you get together with wine-loving friends to share special wines that you might have been saving for just a bit too long. OTBN was created in 2000 by Wall Street Journal Tastings columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher.[Read more…]
I hope your holiday season is off to a great start. I know it can be a little overwhelming to think about January activities while the holidays are underway. But I want to encourage you to seriously think about scheduling a January wine tasting with me. It’s the perfect way to kick off 2019. [Read more…]
Last month, I published an article called “Doing a Tasting of Unusual Wines” where I talked about the fact that in France today, the 20 most popular wines account for 93 percent of total wine produced. That means hundreds of wines account for the remaining seven percent of wine produced. Wow. It’s no wonder that there are so many rare wines. In that article, I also said that I was likely to do another article on the topic of rare wines. Not to let you down, I’m doing that today. The focus of this article will be on the amazing rare wines we sampled at a recent tasting. [Read more…]
As many of you know, I’ve been a wine consultant with WineShop At Home now for close to 13 years. Recently, I found a 2009 Rhone blend of ours that was really good. That motivated me to look for other old WineShop At Home wines. The oldest one I came across was a 2003 Albion Couve Rouge. When I read about it, I couldn’t wait to try it and of course report on it. This blog is dedicated to my tasting experience.