Ribera Del Duero is the secret to being cool. Proof? The next time you find yourself at a fine dining establishment, request one with a touch of Javier Bardem’s accent and the sommelier will raise their eyebrow and instantly think you’re the coolest customer in the restaurant. For now, wine from this smallish region in northern Spain,... Read more →
The name sounds like a football player, doesn’t it? You can just hear the gametime announcer over the stadium soundsystem: “And at middle linebacker … number 51 … ATALAYA Almansa!” The meanest, baddest bruisers in the NFL have played the linebacker, defensive line or running back positions, and this wine is a bruiser. Meaner than... Read more →
There’s a reason why KRUG is the king of Champagne, but no explanation suffices. Krug is an experience in its own universe. The non-vintage Grande Cuvée Brut is the best ticket for one’s interstellar journey into this universe. In outer space no one can hear you scream, and when fans speak of Krug it is in reverent silence. We cannot... Read more →
The 2011 vintage brought out the Film Noir in the Pinot Noir. Cool, serene and classy like a classic black & white 40s detective movie, the FAILLA Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir emerges within an atmosphere of shadows and fog. The color red here is a dusty red, and the tears it leaves in the wineglass drip slowly in its glycerin thickness. Like... Read more →
A glowing midnight star on a cold winter’s night. To where would it lead if we followed it? Maybe a child in a manger . . . or a midnight sale at Best Buy? Whatever the case may be, the question’s worth pondering: What if eternal hope was a reality? Who would we be today . . . right now? What selflessness and service to others would flow... Read more →
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