» No comments   |   Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Last week as I waxed nostalgic about Alsace and the harvest season, my thoughts turned to one of my favorite places for a lunch, le Caveau in Eguisheim. Those thoughts were reinforced by a bottle of “One,” a wine blend of Alsace grapes from Pierre Sparr just up the Route du Vin in Sigolsheim. The Sparr wine [...]

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» No comments   |   Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I do not belong to and never was a member of the “Anything but Chardonnay Club.” That’s why I felt a little foolish one afternoon in a village restaurant in the Piedmont trying to explain to a waiter that I wanted a dry white wine but not Chardonnay. For two days I had been going [...]

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» No comments   |   Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Wine producers are not helpful to those who deny climate change. Reports from California indicate that much of the 2014 harvesting may be completed by October 1. Though that may be a bit of a stretch, it is only a bit because there is no longer any doubt that wine harvests are happening weeks earlier [...]

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