| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Two red wines of Tuscany are as familiar to Americans as they are to Tuscans themselves — Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. But we are far less acquainted with a third, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
That's regrettable because Vino Nobile...
| Apr 20, 2013
Who wouldn't say yes? When the dean of the professional cooking school where I'd enrolled many years ago as a special student in wine realized he wouldn't have the time to tutor me, he proposed something else: studying in Paris. "There's a professional...
| Apr 21, 2013
Much of the world, including the United States, spells whiskey with an "e." The Scottish do not. On those salty, green cliffs, they drink whisky.
The Japanese also drink whisky, and there's a simple reason for that: when its whiskey industry was...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop: It's always a good idea to take public transportation after consuming a huge amount of alcohol, but here's another reason: the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop, rolling its trolleys to Fort Lauderdale's throng of beach bars...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:36 PM
While visiting New York, I found myself on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village looking for a bar. After surveying my surroundings, I determined that avoiding a touristy college bar was not an option, so I admitted defeat. But then something caught my...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Make room for cider and mead.
In Maryland, cider was last popular in Colonial times. Mead never has been.
But a new generation of mead and cider makers, with their feet planted firmly in Maryland soil, are rethinking these age-old fermented...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Sometime in June, a new micro-brewery and taproom is scheduled to open up at what its owners believe is a "strategic location right off the highway" in East Windsor.
The Broad Brook Brewery will be housed in a 5,000-square-foot building at Sophia's...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Daily Press wine columnist Roy Williams is hosting an evening of food and wine pairings April 25 at the Town Point Club in downtown Norfolk.
The evening will be divided into several sessions to include a tasting of seven different wines (three whites,...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 1:12 PM
The Tampa Bay Brewing Company has been sudsing up Florida's west coast since 1996, but a tap house oozing with TBBC beers has made its way to Coral Springs.
The bar had its grand opening on March 8, and I checked it out on March 29. Here's what I found:...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Maxwell Leer is sommelier at Bestia, praised by the L.A. Times for its "new, anti-California cuisine." Leer provides a sometimes offbeat wine program to complement the Italian cuisine at this downtown L.A. restaurant. He recently talked about his...
| Jun 9, 2013
The stereotype of men of a certain age sipping cognac in wood-paneled gentlemen's clubs has been replaced by the image of a younger generation drinking the French spirit in nightclubs and at fine dining restaurants.
That hipper image of the brandy is...