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White Wines to Give (or to Keep!)

Wines for the holidays can be easy to choose if you know your preferences. Lighter-bodied wines are still good in the winter for greeting...

A Red Quartet for Thanksgiving

Many prefer red wine for Thanksgiving, plus the other holiday dishes to be served over the next six weeks. Here are four wines that...

Add Some Holiday Cheer with These Two Cocktails from Bar Virgile

2 dashes Angostura Bitters 2 Dashes Regans Orange Bitters (optional) .75 oz Cheerwine Syrup (see instructions*) 2 oz Rye Whisky, (I like Rittenhouse) Cheerwine...

A White Wine Quintet for a Traditional Thanksgiving

If you love white wine with your turkey, and other main course possibilities, please consider the following choices: a vibrant California chardonnay, an overtly...

A Memorable Vintage Port

When is Halloween a bit of a chore? When you live on West Club Boulevard and 1,200 kids show up at your door! But...

A Magical Wine for All Hallow’s Eve

The aphorism “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats” certainly applies to the 2016 vintage in the southern Rhône. This vintage is being assessed as...

Bordeaux Timelessness in a Glass

Chateau Loudenne, once seen, is unforgettable. Years ago I visited this pink-washed palace on the shores of the Gironde River. The wine has always...

Henriot Brut Souverain: A Commanding Wine

I usually wait until the holidays to recommend Champagne. But as Fats Waller used to sing: “Everyday’s a holiday since the day that I...

Lightning in a Bottle

Those who know me well are aware that I have a “soft” spot for Chenin Blanc. And maybe that word is the key. There’s...

Still Summer Lovin’? Try This Wine!

In the South, we know that summer-like weather usually persists through October. Therefore all manner of seafood, fresh from the coast, is always a...