Category Archives: Lust

Oz Clarke Triumphs Over Jetlag

When I invited Oz Clarke, the prolific and genial British wine writer, to my house to taste some wines from the Eastern United States, I didn’t want to overdo it. He was coming fresh from the airport after a flight … Continue reading

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Black Ankle Goes to Bethesda

Fans of the Bethesda Central Farm Market will have a chance to taste some local wine with all that local produce this Sunday, Sept. 13, from 9 am to 1 pm, when Black Ankle Vineyards will be pouring and selling … Continue reading

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Breakfast Wine for the Morning After …

Forget “hair of the dog.” The best breakfast wine can be the same one you finished with the night before. At least, that is, if you washed down dessert with Brachetto d’Acqui or other frothy Italian reds that are ideal … Continue reading

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Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui – a Great Chocolate Wine

No, not a chocolate-flavored wine, but a great wine to pair with chocolate, especially cake and cookies and other confections. ‘Smores, perhaps? No need for stuffy gourmandise when the wine is as fun as a Brachetto d’Acqui. If you’ve only … Continue reading

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Are You Drinking Your LBVs?

Port brings to mind stuffy old geezers in smoking jackets who “repair to the library” after dinner to puff on cigars, discuss affairs of state (in speech rife with “I say!” and “Hear, hear!”), toast Baron James Forrester and share … 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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