Category Archives: Rosé

Wines to Defy Winter’s Last Blast

The calendar says Spring, but Ol’ Man Winter isn’t done with us yet. Tuesday’s forecast for the Washington, D.C., area calls for 1-2 more inches of the white stuff, timed not to give us a day off like that last … Continue reading

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“I enjoy your columns; however … ” Answering the Hate Mail

I don’t hear from my readers very often, but when I do, they typically begin, “I enjoy your columns. However … ” Two recent emails were so nasty that I thought I’d post them here in their entirety, along with … Continue reading

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Bobby Kacher – Dean of the DC Importers

The Washington, D.C., region is a very fun and active market for wine consumers, especially for those of us interested in imported wines. There is a vibrant cadre of wine importers serving this market, enough to keep wine lovers turning … Continue reading

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Beat the hot weather with a cold ros!

Here in the Eastern US, we€™re stifling under one of the hottest summers on record. We€™ve already passed our average number of 90-degree days for the year, and it isn€™t even August yet! No wine can beat summer€™s torpor better … Continue reading

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A Bouquet of Rosés for Valentines Day

Throughout the Mid-Atlantic, folks are probably celebrating a prolonged Valentines Day – curling up with their loved ones to stay warm after hours outside shoveling snow. There may not be an opportunity to get to a flower shop for the … Continue reading

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Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses

In Bordeaux, Vinexpo week has been blessed with stunningly beautiful weather €“ bright, sunny skies, warm-to-hot-but-not-stifling temperatures, and steady breezes leading into cool nights. It€™s been such a treat after all the rain back home. That rain had me in … Continue reading

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Chaddsford Rosé: “Regional Wine” at its best!

Here€™s an impressive statistic for you: The number of wineries in the United States has more than doubled this decade,from 2,188 in 2000 to 4,712 last year, according to Wine America, a D.C.-based trade association. At the same time, California€™s … Continue reading

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A Winning Riesling from … Rhode Island!

Winemaking on the East Coast keeps getting better and better! This was on display last weekend at the 4th Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, when Best of Show was won by a 2007 Riesling from Newport Vineyards in Rhode Island. This … Continue reading

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Real Men DO Drink Pink, Nigella!

Last Tuesday, June 24, British cookbook author Nigella Lawson (left) was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition about stylish summer fare for al fresco dining that would be a cut above burgers and dogs but not so intimidating that we Americans … Continue reading

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