| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:11 AM
After our son Colin was born, in January 1983, I began a search for a red wine that I could buy from that year, then cellar for a while and begin drinking for special occasions in his life.
Worldwide, the vintage of 1983 was spotty. Some nice Tuscans...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Everyone else's wine racks will be stocked with California cabernet sauvignon and French champagne this holiday season. Why not serve something different – and closer to home?
Connecticut is home to more than 30 wineries, which produce unique...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Name of restaurant: Cooks County
Happy hour: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday. Regardless of what's on the menu, this is a happy hour you can actually make it to if you get off work at 6 p.m. On top of that, every wine by the glass is half-off and...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
With Christmas less than two weeks away, Santa may be stressing and out of ideas. That's why our helpful elves have put together some suggestions for the food lovers on your list. No waffling, though: These items will be snatched up fast.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:13 PM
There’s no doubt that a fine bottle of wine makes for a great gift, or a thoughtful item to bring to a holiday party or feast, but there’s another fermented beverage that doesn’t get the respect it deserves around the holidays. Beer,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:28 AM
2008 Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva
From: Rioja, Spain
Serve with: Fine cuts of beef, lamb
Finding a well-aged, high-quality red at a reasonable price isn't easy, but the world's most reliable source of wines that meet that...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Wine Social: The American Fine Wine Competition’s wine-out takes up Mizner Park’s tony Tanzy restaurant (301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) inside iPic Theaters for an evening of samples and hearty eating on Tuesday night. The Palm Beach-based AFWC,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:03 AM
If there's one headline to be gleaned from Next's announcement of its 2015 menu, it's this: They're comparably affordable to previous iterations of the shape-shifting West Loop restaurant (953 W. Fulton Market).
The base price for menus past (not...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:38 PM
From: Cotes du Roussillon, France
Serve with: Lamb, beef, roast poultry
With the price of such great red wines as Chateauneuf-du-Pape heading to the sky, wine lovers have good reason to consider some of the less storied regions of...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:06 PM
A sweet whiff of ripe grapes mingles with the aroma of eucalyptus trees, delivered on a hot breeze rippling across acres of vineyards. Needle-spired Lutheran churches puncture an impossibly blue heaven above old-time villages of stone cottages.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:52 PM
We know Champagne as a singular wine, in at least two meanings of that word.
It's exceptional, isn't it? Nothing quite like it, this wine that smiles.
But it also presents itself as complete and finished, a wine as a singularity, from the...