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Winter Lingers. Port Softens the Blow!

Just when you thought it was safe – winter rears its ugly head. Although cold weather is no prerogative to enjoying a glass of...

Jump into March Madness With this Hoppy IPA from Clouds Brewing

Hop J.A.M. Pardon the pun, but this IPA is our jam! And apparently, it is for a lot of other folks, too. “This is the...

The Perfect Wine for Any Tomato-Based Pasta Dish

One of my PR people recently recommended drinking Cabernet Sauvignon with “Spaghetti al Pomodoro." Well, I can’t think of a worse match-up! Young Cabernet,...

California’s Original Cult Chardonnay

If you’re old enough, you know that Stony Hill Chardonnay, from Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain District, was (and is?) California’s first cult white. This...

A Second Wind for Our Food Scene

It's evident by the number of cranes dotting Durham’s landscape that our city is in the middle of a major growth spurt, and it’s...

Keep Kosher with This Bordeaux Red

Chateau Fontenil is the “baby” of famed Bordeaux oenologist Michel Rolland. Located in Fronsac, near the St. Émilion and Pomerol appellations, this wine gets...

A Delicious Carneros Pinot Noir!

In the rush to mythologize Oregon, and now New Zealand's, Pinot Noirs, some wonderful releases from California’s cooler regions can get lost in the...

‘A Best Buy for Valentine’s Day’

I’ve been recommending Spanish Cava (sparkling wine made by the true Champagne process with a second fermentation in the bottle) for decades. In the...

Want a Reminder of Springtime? Think Beaujolais!

In our gray and rather leafless backyards, Camellias can provide color during these dog days of winter. But for a reminder of bursting Azaleas...

A Carménère That Bubbles Over With Freshness

Carménère comes in all shapes and sizes. This French grape, originally part of the vineyards of Bordeaux, now finds its home in Chile. But...