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In Vino Veritas
In vino veritas, the Roman author Pliny the Elder wrote. In wine is truth. It’s an old Latin phrase making fun of people who speak their minds under the influence of alcohol. The quote is buried in a rather hilarious … Continue reading
Posted in California, Food and Drink, Rants, Religion, Wine, writers Tagged Pliny, Wine 2 Comments
Drouhin, at home and abroad
When entertaining friends who don’t spend an inordinate amount of their time thinking, drinking and writing about wine, I’m sometimes peppered with questions: How did you get into writing about wine? What do you look for in a wine? What … Continue reading
Posted in Burgundy, Food and Drink, Oregon, Pinot Noir, Wine Tagged Burgundy, Chablis, Oregon, Wine 2 Comments
How long will sherry remain wine’s best kept secret?
Why don’t we drink more sherry? Every time I explore this category of fortified wines I marvel at their quality, value and suitability with a wide variety of foods. I marveled again Friday as I tasted and talked sherry with … Continue reading
Posted in Food and Drink, Sherry, Spain, Wine Tagged Sherry, Spain, Wine 6 Comments
Looking back on advice and predictions about Virginia wine
Recently I came across my copy of the Summer 2010 issue of Virginia Wine Lover, the enjoyable magazine edited by Patrick Evans-Hylton. Patrick had interviewed me for his “Quaff Quiz” feature, and reading it again I realized a few things. I’ve been … Continue reading
Posted in Cabernet Franc, DrinkLocalWine.com, Eastern US, Food and Drink, Local Wine, Rants, Regional Wine Week, Virginia, Wine Tagged Virginia Wine, Wine 17 Comments
Local Wine + Local Food? Why not here?
Jon Wehner stood at the end of the small pier and pointed to his right across Church Creek. “Those are our oyster beds over there,” he said, indicating a series of white poles sticking out of the water near the … Continue reading
Posted in Eastern US, Food and Drink, Local Wine, Virginia Leave a comment
Happy Birthday, WineLine!
The other day I received a notification from WordPress congratulating me that I registered this blog on their service four years ago. That reminded me that Dave McIntyre’s WineLine is actually 14 years old this month. That’s right – I started this … Continue reading
Posted in California, Food and Drink, Rants, Weblogs, Wine Tagged Blogs, Wine 14 Comments
Millennials and Wine: Revolution or Evolution?
There’s a lot of Internet buzz these days about the effects the millennial generation is having on wine. Much of it is quite breathless and reminds me of the journalistic cliché in which the reporter intones at the end of … Continue reading
Posted in Biodynamic, Food and Drink, France, Jancis, Washington Post, Wine Tagged Jancis Robinson, Millennials, Wine 3 Comments
It all begins with an idea …
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History will unveil a new exhibit next week called “FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000.” A major part of this exhibit – which anyone who eats or drinks should visit – covers the … Continue reading
Posted in California, DrinkLocalWine.com, Eastern US, Food and Drink, Local Wine, Regional Wine Week, Virginia, Washington Post, Wine Tagged Smithsonian, Virginia, Wine 3 Comments
Pairing wines with vegetarian food
This question came to me recently through the Free Range on Food chat on The Washington Post’s website. The chat runs every Wednesday from noon to 1 pm for those who need help with recipe questions, cooking conundrums or even … Continue reading
Posted in Food and Drink, Italy, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Wine Tagged Vegetarian, Wine 1 Comment
An Irish kosher wine from New Zealand?
(This column was published in The Washington Post on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.) Wine is increasingly becoming part of our modern dining culture, a drink to be enjoyed regularly and not just on special occasions. That’s to be applauded from … Continue reading
Posted in Food and Drink, Religion, Sauvignon Blanc, Wine Tagged Easter, Kosher Wine, Passover, Wine 3 Comments
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