Often the ability to discern quality wines is a natural gift, as we saw in the case of food for Remy in the Disney cartoon, “Ratatouille.”
SAN ANTONIO — We always like to delve into the wine list at restaurants we review.
SAN ANTONIO — It takes more money than ever to make a bottle of wine these days. The cost of the bottle itself has gone up, as have the prices of corks and even foil caps.
This might seem an odd time to think about apple ciders and apple wines, but don’t be surprised if you end up serving some at your Fourth of July backyard picnic.
The novelty’s over. A serious look at South African wine lands yields adventure and beauty for wine lovers.
TAMPA – Wine Spectator ratings, Robert Parker accolades, menu or wine shop descriptions, and, most important of all, a price tag. These are tools the wine enthusiast uses to set expectations about a wine.
SAN ANTONIO — With talk of recession in the air along with the weakened dollar, rising fuel costs and the troubled housing market, what’s the poor wine drinker to do?
The hunt is always on for the trophy Sonoma red from Chateau St. Jean. Called Cinq Cepages, French for five grapes, it is a perennial candidate for wine of the year. It’s difficult to find, even at $80 a bottle, and that’s considered good value compared to top French prices.
One of my favorite wines from the Hudson Valley in upstate New York is a Seyval Blanc produced by Clinton Vineyards in Dutchess County, just north of New York City.
The hunt is always on for the trophy Sonoma red from Chateau St. Jean. Called Cinq Cepages, French for five grapes, it is a perennial candidate for wine of the year.