The religion of wine 9-20-2023

Is wine a religion? Wait—I am not suggesting wine will replace my Catholicism—but we cannot ignore religious elements associated with wine. Continue reading “The religion of wine 9-20-2023”

How to pair wine and cheese 9-13-2023

You know wine and cheese were made for each other. You also know not all wine pairs with all cheese. What is a person to do? Continue reading “How to pair wine and cheese 9-13-2023”

Wine ingredient labels 9-6-2023

Ingredients and allergy information likely are coming to a wine label near you. Much already is mandated in Europe. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is taking comments to fine-tune U.S. mandates. Continue reading “Wine ingredient labels 9-6-2023”

Labor Day 8-30-2023

Next Monday brings us to the annual bittersweet pivot from the adventures and tribulations of summer to the prayed-for succor of autumn. Labor Day. Continue reading “Labor Day 8-30-2023”

Cheap wine troubles 8-23-2023

I hate to break it to you, but the days of good cheap wine are numbered. Very drinkable wine under $10 was a holy grail of wine drinkers and wine writers for years. Alas, those days are fading in the rearview mirror of our lives. Continue reading “Cheap wine troubles 8-23-2023”

Wine and health debate continues 8-16-2023

Is a glass or two of wine good for you or bad for you? Experts: It is good for you, you will live longer. Experts: It is bad for you, it will shorten your life. Continue reading “Wine and health debate continues 8-16-2023”

Old vines celebrated 7-26-2023

“Old vines”—marketing hype or a real and important thing? For the creators of the Old Vine Registry (OVR), old vines are a real and important element of the wine world. Continue reading “Old vines celebrated 7-26-2023”