» No comments   |   Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm

For a recent bridal shower, I was determined to find just the right recipe for an appropriate cocktail to serve. The wedding flowers will be a blush color–a very pale pink–so I thought a “Blushing Bride” cocktail would be perfect. I Googled a variety of “Blushing Bride” cocktails. All of them used sparkling wines as [...]

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» No comments   |   Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:41 pm

My husband and I just returned from New Orleans, where we serendipitously walked into a bar–but not just any bar. In a city that is strewn with historic bars and famous for its alcoholic concoctions, wine is sometimes easily overlooked. BUT, not at W.I.N.O., Wine Institute of New Orleans. This bar is a smorgasbord of [...]

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» No comments   |   Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Bad news for the Finger Lakes Wine producers. This year’s “Polar Vortex” has caused such significant damage to the grapevines in 19 of the counties that comprise the “Finger Lakes” region that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared the region a disaster. The Government will step in to compensate the growers for their losses, [...]

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