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Discover the Wild Flavors of this Tuscan Cabernet

Castello d’Abola is one of the most scenic and “elevated” estates in Tuscany. Thirty minutes from Siena, their ancient vineyards are situated between 1,150-2,150...

Get More Bang for Your Buck with This Red Blend

A lifetime ago, many California estates, large and small, used to bottle what they called “Burgundy.” Today, almost nobody calls their wine that, except...

An Unapologetic, Old-School California Chardonnay

I have been following the wines of Chalk Hill Estate for almost 20 years. Of the numerous wines they produce – and experimentation has...

The Veneto’s Most Exciting Red

Amarone is the Italian Veneto region's most distinctive red wine. The “Recioto” version is the older iteration and vinified sweet. The “Amarone,” which combines...

A Toast to ‘Spring’

The wines from the Bodegas Godelia are new to me, but they’ve been creating quite a stir in the U.S. High standards, careful vinification...

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...