| 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....
| Mar 13, 2015
| 8:00 AM
This recipe is what the Poles would call bigos or kapusta (the former thicker than the latter's soupier texture), or what those who live in Alsace, France, would name their famed choucroute garnie — or close enough. (Many more pork cuts in a...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 10:07 AM
In the beginning, wine was like ice cream; there was only chocolate and vanilla — aka cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. When people wanted a red wine, they asked for cabernet. When they wanted white wine, for chardonnay. This lasted for years....
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:53 PM
The entire reason for a wine's appellation, or the name of the place where the grapes are grown that make the wine, is to tell you what kind of wine it is.
The name may be significant because it is narrow and tells a lot; "Napa Valley" certainly is....
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:08 PM
One way to look at Alsace wines is through a glass filled with one of the region's eau de vie, the clearer-than-water distillate of any of a number of fruits such as raspberry (framboise) or cherry (kirsch).
You'd be hard pressed to find another...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Many of the world's enduringly favored wines are blends of grape varieties. Red Rioja, Cotes du Rhone, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Chateauneuf du Pape, port, the GSM (grenache, syrah, mourvedre) blends of Australia — the list is long.
| Sep 13, 2014
Veneto, land of the V's.
This region in Italy's northeast — of the 20 regions that make up the country, its most prolific winemaker — has a lock on the 22nd letter of the alphabet, beginning with the beginning of its own name.
A third of...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Leftover food, especially home-cooked meals, will be much around these next two months. Some people I know cook more than they will need for however many people they're hosting for Thanksgiving dinner just so they will have buckets of leftovers.
| Apr 18, 2015
| 8:50 PM
Can't afford a Mediterranean cruise? That's OK. Neither can I. Fortunately, Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar is serving tasty creations from Greece, Tunisia and other countries bordering the picturesque sea beginning today at the former site of Mangos Coastal...
| Aug 16, 2014
It's always nice to have wines around that are flexible with various dishes; that way, you needn't fret over assuring you've stocked the "right wine" for a particular preparation. Looked at another way, it's even better to have recipes that are flexible...
| Dec 7, 2012
With this week's opening of the new Fantasyland, dining options have expanded for guests at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park.
Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and well-coiffed French eatery based on the animated movie "Beauty and...