The balmy days of spring and summer are here again! Our flash freeze in March, after a particularly warm February, has ushered in a spring and early summer that promise to be a warm start to the season. It’s time to leave the heavy red wines of winter, … [Read more...] about Summer Time, Summer Wine!
Italy has become an increasingly popular travel destination, and with this newfound interest comes an increased interest in Italian wines. Recently, I have had a number of people ask me questions about Italian wines. Italy is one of the top two countries … [Read more...] about A Little Bit About Italian Wines!
One of my wonderful discoveries on my first visit to France, in 2001, was that the French drink Champagne ALL THE TIME!!! I was amazed to find nearly every person in a fine restaurant starting their evening with an “apéritif,” a glass of Champagne! I was … [Read more...] about The Holidays are Here! What Shall We Drink?
I started to write this column as an overview of French wine regions and quickly realized that even an overview was too much information! Depending on which wine guru you read, there are 7 to 12 larger wine regions in France, in addition to the many other … [Read more...] about French Wine Regions (maybe just a couple)
Why would you want to visit a wine region on your next trip, or even plan a vacation around a region? Well, to start with, wine regions, wherever they are located, are just about guaranteed to be beautiful and restful. In addition, visits to wineries are … [Read more...] about Summer Travel: Think About a Wine Region
An evening out for dinner should be fun, not frustrating. Ordering wine in a restaurant can be daunting at best at times, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are some thoughts about conquering it without great stress. Think about what you might want to … [Read more...] about How to Order Wine in a Restaurant Without Being Intimidated