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
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
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
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
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!
Suddenly it’s warm, dare I say it, “hot” this early in the summer! What shall we drink to cool down and relax? Of course, there’s cold white wine and rosé, but what else? Wine cocktails are the perfect answer! Whether you are winding down by yourself for … [Read more...] about Wine Cocktails for the Summer