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I get this question all the time and should have a well-established routine answer by now, though I don’t.It’s probably because those wines that come to mind each have different virtues that all …

On Wine: Breaking the rules again

We’ve been scrambling lately with all kinds of obligations and our wine choices have suffered.To relieve the daily hassles, I stood up a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from The Hess Collection, …

On Wine: 2023 Wine of the Year

It was April 28 of this year. The moment was dinner with great friends at Amelia restaurant in New Hope. And the wine was a 2013 Shafer Merlot purchased in 2017 for $59.99, my 2023 Wine of The …

On Wine: Open bottles

Often, we don’t finish a whole bottle of wine with dinner, whether we’re at home or dining out. So how long will that open bottle last before going bad? “Bad” by the way, means the wine has …

On Wine: Great wines at home

We’ve accumulated a nice collection of age-worthy wines over the years, which are typically more expensive than most of the wines my wife and I routinely drink. We both tend to save drinking the …

We’ve accumulated a nice collection of age-worthy wines over the years, which are typically more expensive than most of the wines my wife and I routinely drink. We both tend to save drinking the …

On Wine: V wines

I’ve always loved and encouraged wine tastings, for learning and for friendship. Using common themes like comparing Chardonnays of the same vintage from different wineries, perfectly fits the bill …

Where do those bubbles come from and are they always the same? Addressing the second part of the question first; no. More on that shortly.Those delightful bubbles we enjoy in Champagne and other …

On Wine: Red vs white

What makes red and white wines so different? Of course, reds are made from red grapes and white grapes are usually used for white wine. While there are some exceptions, this is no surprise.

On Wine: An unusual experiment

Thirteen years ago, I participated in a really interesting wine experiment. Vacationing in Napa, Calif., we made an appointment for a tasting at Swanson Vineyards in Rutherford. My wife and I had …

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