Buying Wine Consumer Guide

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I’ve been studying and enjoying wine for over thirty years and consider that the foundations I laid back in the early 1970s have been the most important element in my appreciation of it. Although it’s good to keep an open mind and to take advice from time to

Wine Tasting and Serving Etiquette

Wine and Serving Temperatures When serving wine, it should be stored appropriately so that it can be fully enjoyed and the flavors and scents are at their peak. Here are some basic rules of thumb when serving wine. Now don’t go running for your thermometer too quickly! Remember, this is a guide and should not

How to Find Cheap but Good Wines

As a person who started drinking and studying wines at a young age, I never realized how many people found the subject of wine so intimidating. In my thirties I had the good fortune of becoming a wine educator, and the most asked question in my classes is, “how can I find good cheap wines

Kentucky Burgoo

Kentucky Burgoo This is a stew that is traditionally served at Derby parties. Recipe for this stew may vary. It usually contains a varirety of meats. The south is a big fan of this dish. This recipe will take about 2 hours to prepare, cook, and serve. It is a delicious great tasting dish that

A Guide to Enjoying Summer Wines

Have you ever wished that your summer wines would just make you feel like you have been whisked away to a tropical island? Or that when you sipped your wine, that it actually tastes like what you are drinking. I have found a winery in Florida that makes wine from 100% fruit, such as mangos,

Mississippi Mule Cocktail

There is a drink that is better-known than this one called the Moscow Mule (made of vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer), but this lesser-known cousin is no less worthy of the title of “Delicious”. It has enough of a kick to be an effectively potent drink, a fresh zing of citrus, and just enough

Jamaican Mule Cocktail

Ah, those beloved tropical cocktails. Is there anything better on a hot summer’s day than relaxing on the beach with a tall glass of a rum cocktail? Or anything more fun than sipping on a fruity concoction at a party? For these occasions – or as a way to satisfy wishful thinking during the cruel

Explaining the Proper Wine Tasting Technique

Too many tasting myths…. When it comes to consumable products, wine is probably the most over analyzed, dissected, and judged product in the marketplace today. Its virtues and nuances have been extolled upon by supposed “Experts” all the way down to the average consumer buying into the mythical qualities of this magical elixir. So allow

Wine Reviews Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris (or Tokay Pinot Gris) is a white wine grape of species Vitis Vinifera related to Pinot Noir which goes by a lot of other names: Pinot Grigio (Italy)Pinot Beurot (Loire Valley, France)Rulnder (Austria and Germany, Romania, sweet)Grauburgunder or Grauer burgunder (Austria and Germany, dry)Grauklevner (Germany)Malvoisie (Loire Valley, France and Switzerland)Tokay d’Alsace (Alsace) (currently

Microbrasserie Charlevoix La Vache Folle Review Double Ipa Extrame Beer Beer Review Ipa Review

It’s amazing how many extreme beers are on the shelves today versus a few years ago. It seems every brewery has an imperial something or other in its line-up. Especially popular are the Imperial IPAs. Making extreme versions of established beer styles really isn’t a new trend. When it first came out, IPA itself was