Here we are in the midst of winter! For the next couple of months, the weather will be cold and the days short. This is the perfect time of year for big bold red wines to keep us warm! All of these wines pair beautifully with the foods of the season like … [Read more...] about Bordeaux for Winter
Deconstructing Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir wines are some of the most popular in the world. The name Pinot Noir comes from two French words for “pine” and “black.” The word pine refers to the tightly clustered, pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. This is one of the oldest known grape … [Read more...] about Deconstructing Pinot Noir
Great Wine Questions
Uptown Wine & Spirits opened December 5th, and has been my primary focus during the eighteen months we’ve spent renovating our beautiful, historic building. In addition to the fun of being part of the great vibe of this new, upbeat resurrected part of … [Read more...] about Great Wine Questions
Pairing Wine and Cheese
I love cheese!! Almost everyone loves cheese! It’s a wonderful appetizer in so many forms and often is chosen because it is just SO EASY! All one needs to do is unwrap it, put it on a cheese board, and put out crackers and “Voila!” you can check that … [Read more...] about Pairing Wine and Cheese
Spanish Wines: Some of the Best Values in Old World Wines
Spain is one of the hidden gems in the wine world in terms of the quality of wines produced and great values available. Everyone knows Spain has great food! Think of Iberico, the best ham in the entire world, paella, gazpacho and tapas! It only makes … [Read more...] about Spanish Wines: Some of the Best Values in Old World Wines
Summer Varietals: A Poolside Guide on How to Chill!
Finally, finally, winter has released its grasp and the weather is warm and sunny, trending toward summer. We’re back outside for sports, picnics, walks, and, most importantly, relaxing by the pool! We’re firing up the grill and getting ready for the … [Read more...] about Summer Varietals: A Poolside Guide on How to Chill!