Five Fall Bourbons

Autumn is a perfect time for bourbon. Its mellow sweetness is an ideal accompaniment to the cooling temperatures and falling leaves. And many distilleries schedule their special releases during the fall months. Here are five reasonably priced bourbon recommendations for the season.

Royal Experience at the British Embassy

The upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle was preceded this past weekend by the annual open house for the British Embassy that featured tours of facilities, a chance to peruse the collection of British ultra-luxe cars (including Rolls-Royce, Aston-Martin and Lotus) as well as opportunities to sample British food and drink.

Revisiting Argentina

The first Argentinian vineyards were planted in the mid 1500s by Spanish conquistadors. Winemaking became increasingly popular in Argentina over the ensuing centuries but the quality didn’t keep up with the quantity.  The 1990s saw a dramatic improvement in their wines and now Argentina is now among the world’s leading wine exporting countries.

Orange Is Not The New Rosé

Orange wines have become conspicuously less visible on wine-lists and retailer shelves over the past several months. These darlings of the uber-sommelier set were extolled as the “next big thing” in dozens of articles while being predicted to supplant rosés as well as deserving of their own chapter in wine encyclopedias. 

Summer Wine Adventures

Beyond the Memorial Day barbecues are several months of warmer weather that call for a different wine drinking strategy. Cellar those big Cabernets and move to a lighter style with bright fruit and crisp acidity for balance that will work well with the typical summer foods and as a sipper to enjoy on the deck

Magical Wine Drinking

All good magic tricks occur in the mind. Like watching Penn catch a bullet in his mouth shot from a pistol Teller is holding on the other side of the stage. Rationally you know that it cannot be true, yet there is still a part of you that wants to believe that it really happened.