There’s a reason why you fall in love with someone after a meal and not before. You’re simply jumping in too quickly if it happens before the main dish is served, and you’re destined for a broken heart. Get to know the person first, as your mother always said. Choosing to have a dessert wine after a meal instead of a flourless... Read more →
New Year’s Eve will have come and gone in a flash, but that’s no reason to stop drinking Champagne. The special occasion, French bubbly made from Chardonnay and/or Pinot Noir grapes (and also, sometimes, Pinot Meunier) is the perfect drink of choice to ring out a year 2017 that was the most divisive in America’s history since... Read more →
Winter has arrived and shelves are stocked with winter warming goodness. ‘Tis the season, and all that, to feast and drink beers that warm the taste buds as well as the heart. Part of the fun is picking out the ales that will see me through the shivery evenings of winter. This year I started with STONE BREWING’s seasonal release,... Read more →
What are the best wines available right now? Here’s a carefully curated list of the best new wines from around the globe that we’ve come across recently. This edition focuses on currently available releases from Italy. We rate the following wines 90 points or higher and recommend them without an ounce of hesitation while... Read more →
What’s more appropriate to finish off the autumn seasonals than a pumpkin ale? To be honest, I gave up on pumpkin ales a while back. I came to consider them a bit gimmicky. My first one, years ago, was so deliciously well-made that it tasted like a little slice of pumpkin pie in a glass. I chased that dragon for years, expecting the same... Read more →
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