| Feb 20, 2013
People ask me questions about wine all the time — at wine tastings and classes that I conduct, on the street and in emails and phone calls. I answer them, of course, but wish today to share some of those questions and answers with you.
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Overall impression: Like Italian governments, many South Florida Italian restaurants come and go before most people can even learn their names. Once in a while, though, you run into one that has that idiosyncratic edge that raises it above the clutter,...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:29 AM
"The Grapes of Wrath," composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Michael Korie's operatic adaptation of John Steinbeck's sprawling 1939 novel about dispossessed Oklahoma sharecroppers during the Great Depression, has enjoyed a degree of instant success...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - It's now called the North Dakota Grape and Wine Association, and the state's growers and vintners are again working toward a direct-to-retail marketing agenda in the North Dakota State Legislature.
House Bill 1077 passed in the House...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Even in the dead of winter, there's plenty to see on Len Thompson's farm. His vineyard is a year-round labor of love.
"There are easier ways to make money, but you've got to like what you do," said Thompson.
For almost 14 years, he and his wife, Kay,...
| Feb 11, 2013
Valentine's Day is synonymous with chocolate. So perhaps it crossed your mind to pick up a bottle of chocolate liqueur to enjoy in that cloying concoction known as a chocolate martini or some other chocolatey cocktail.
If so, know what you're in for,...
| Feb 13, 2013
This Valentine's Day, think pink — and bubbly. Rosé sparkling wine, whether from the heartland of Champagne, or from many other places worldwide, is perfect for Feb. 14. Any valentine is prettier in pink, plus rosé sparkling wine marries well with a...
| Jun 19, 2013
Provence is the renowned home of lavender fields, olive tree groves and the occasional disgruntled British writer. We know it through the bouillabaisse of Marseilles and the glitz and glam of St. Tropez and Cannes. It's time to taste it in its wines....
| Jun 9, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Meals on Wheels delivers a hot meal Monday through Friday to Somerset, Edie, Quecreek, Acosta, Gray, Jennerstown, Jenners, Jenner Crossroads, Ferrellton, Boswell, Jerome, Thomas Mills, Stoystown, Kantner, Hooversville, Friedens, Geiger, Listie, Roxbury,...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Meals on Wheels delivers a hot meal Monday through Friday to Somerset, Edie, Quecreek, Acosta, Gray, Jennerstown, Jenners, Jenners Crossroads, Ferrellton, Boswell, Jerome, Thomas Mills, Stoystown, Kantner, Hooversville, Friedens, Geiger, Listie, Roxbury,...
| Jan 30, 2013
We once lauded Australian wines for being what the English call "cheap and cheerful."
Behemoth winemakers assembled these wines, aiming at a preset style (genial, fruity, glug-able), from grapes grown in vineyards often miles apart. They printed little...