» No comments   |   Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

Though I don’t do much with social media, I do try to observe the consensus celebration of events honoring my favorite beverage — wine. I cannot even find the origins of many of these events, especially the one I celebrated last night, International Cabernet Day. One source dated it August 28; most say it’s August [...]

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» 2 Comments   |   Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:44 pm

As we mixed and matched our wines and cheeses the other evening, I recalled English food writer Edward Bunyan’s generalization: “It has been noted that the native cheese is usually the perfect complement to the native drink.” He adds that these “essences” seem to rejoice at their meeting. He also pointed out that most of [...]

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» No comments   |   Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Last night when my wife and I sat down to dinner, there were eight open bottles on the table, each containing a glass or less of wine. They were left over from a dinner party the night before with a couple who had often traveled with us to wine regions in France, Italy, and California. [...]

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