One of the most interesting aspects of the wine business is discovering hidden treasures. We recently tasted and fell in love with the wines of Tenuta delle Terre Nere and in particular the Etna Rosso...
The beauty of Pinot Noir - the right Pinot - is that it can stand up to the gaminess of turkey yet won't overpower the meal displaying subtle, yet characteristically cherry and mushroom aromas.Bethel ...
Santa Barbara had the good fortune of being the site of one of the numerous California Missions built by the Franciscan Brothers in the late 18th century. The good brothers needed altar wine and a sou...
If you think Napa Valley is the only wine country to see in California, think again. When it comes to spectacular wine growing regions, California's cup truly runneth over. For wine lovers living or...
Pinot Noir has been grown on Burgundy's Cote d'Or, or "Slope of Gold," for almost 2,000 years. Although countless studies have been carried to objectively distinguish what gives these wines such pers...
Mountain Drive in Santa Barbara in the 1950s was a center of bohemian life, inspired in part, by Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road'. Located in, what was then, an isolated area in the mountains above Montec...
As published in The Naperville Sun - September 3, 2008 By Bill and Karen Garlough Special to The Sun From the columnist: Given the joy my wife Karen and I have for entertaining our friends and family...
Gamay is a blackish purple grape that is used to make a dark red wine of the same name. It is grown in France. It is considered to be one of the fanciest of wines and it is raised as a crop where the...
The year is flying by quickly. Halloween is past us and Thanksgiving is coming on quickly and you know what that means - the hefty, delicious Thanksgiving Dinner. Ah, but wine are you going to dri...
The year is flying by quickly. Halloween is past us and Thanksgiving is coming on quickly and you know what that means - the hefty, delicious Thanksgiving Dinner. Ah, but wine are you going to drink?A...