Wines help make the holiday

November 18, 2017

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s time to start planning the traditional holiday feast. While the holiday is a wonderful time to give thanks with family and friends, it’s also a grand time to enjoy a glass or […]

Food and Drink

Open up the reds: Testing wine aerators

August 25, 2017

When it comes to red wine, especially bigger styles like cabernet sauvignon, Bordeaux, zinfandel, syrah/shiraz, malbec, Italian reds, etc., breathing time and aeration is so important. Giving red wine air opens it up, allowing oxygen […]


Study: you are what you drink

June 23, 2017

Does what drink you order in a bar or club say much about who you are? According to research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh a number of years ago, it does. Although the study […]


Is wine a good investment?

May 28, 2017

It’s so civilized and convenient stocking wine at home. You simply go to your storage space and pull a bottle to accompany a meal without having to run out to a store to get some. […]


Use of oak, rising alcohol levels among 2017 wine trends

February 18, 2017

It’s really difficult to predict trends in wine, but certain evidence does suggest many in the offing. Look for more collaboration between “Old World” and “New World” producers. Joint ventures on both sides will flourish. […]

Food and Drink

Ten rules for “wine schmoozing”

December 13, 2016

Film and TV stars frequently attend them. Politicians and heads of state usually find themselves there. High society folk call these regular hangouts and celebrities of all sorts make this scene. What on earth is […]

Wine Doctor

Ordering wine in a restaurant

November 11, 2016

One of the most intimidating aspects about wine is ordering it in a restaurant. This, by far, creates the most anxiety among diners. Here are some helpful tips to make ordering wine easier and less […]

Food and Drink

Studies tell us only part of the story

October 29, 2016

Wine, especially red, has been studied quite extensively over the last number of years and much has been written about its health benefits. The majority of what has been touted about it has to do […]