| Mar 4, 2015
| 1:23 PM
How timely. Just after my column on corkage fee policies in restaurants went live, I got an email from the developer of a smartphone app called CorkageFee.
Presumably, this is the app for wine buffs who drive around with a case of wine in their trunks,...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 2:58 PM
Second in a two-part look at the wines of Austria: This week, reds.
You know a country gets serious about making red wine when it stops growing cabernet sauvignon, the world's most popular and best-selling red.
That's what Austria has done. In...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 8:12 AM
Raise a toast to Madame Pommery next time you have something sparkling in the glass. For it was she, one of the great Champagne widows of the 19th century, who steered the world's taste in sparkling wine from sweet to drier styles — a preference...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Back when I was a lad, selling wine as a merchant, the most popular white Burgundy was the unpronounceable Pouilly-Fuisse. I most often heard requests for "Polly Foosay." Why a wine was so sought after whose name was difficult to say remains odd to me....
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:32 PM
Get ready to wine and dine your Valentine.
The members of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail are planning special tastings and other events to mark Valentine's Day weekend.
Here's what each of the nine member wineries is planning:
•Amore Winery, 6811...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:49 PM
Jeff Mausbach, co-owner of TintoNegro Wines, will cohost a four-course wine dinner and tasting from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 at Whole Foods Market, 8003 Turkey Lake Road in Orlando. TintoNegro was created by Alejandro Sejanovich and Mausbach, who were...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Never has the hole of a doughnut tasted so delicious.
Priorat, a wee winemaking area of only 4,500 acres, some 70 miles southwest of Barcelona, Spain, is completely encircled by another winemaking region, Montsant. Montsant wines have their partisans,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:21 AM
It is a good thing, when people think of Portugal's wine, that they think of port, one of the world's truly great beverages. But it is not a good thing that that is all people think of when they think of Portuguese wine.
There is a second Portugal...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Wine is a food and, as such, our moods for it change with the seasons just as they do for the solid stuff we eat. A lot more rose and dry white is sold in summertime; this is the time of year for teeth-staining reds and fortified wines that can be too...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dinners tend to be deluxe, even sumptuous affairs. This crab-and-pasta preparation fits the bill. It would seem fitting to pair such fare with wines equally rich and opulent. But nuanced, aged reds or buttery, oaky...
| 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...