Category: Sauternes

Not So Royal Tokaji

Review of Château Guiraud Sauternes 2001, Clear Creek Distillery Slivovitz Blue Plum Brandy and Mosby Kosher Plum Brandy Slivovitz .
Known as “the King of wines and the wine of Kings,” Tokaji may be losing some of its regal bearing.

Fungus Among Us Produces A Distinctive Dessert Wine

Reviews of the Château Guiraud Sauternes 2001 and 2 whiskies from Maker's Mark.
It has been said that the first person to eat a tomato was the bravest person in culinary history. We’ve heard similar comments about the first person to milk a cow and the first to consume raw fish. While we will never

How Sweet It Is: Dessert Wines – Part 1

Part 1 of a look at dessert wines including Sauternes and Moscato d'Asti.
Americans have a notorious sweet tooth. We crave doughnuts, candy bars and nearly every conceivable flavor of ice cream. So it's surprising we have pretty much ignored dessert wines. These sweet wines have a higher residual sugar after fermentation than "dry" wines.

With Wines, Old Is New Again

The pleasures of older wines.
I prefer “Chinatown” to the “The DaVinci Code,” “On The Waterfront” over “Gladiator” and will drop everything to watch “Casablanca.” Angelina Jolie certainly has her attributes but Ingrid Bergman has a vulnerable sadness. Older movies have a captivating elegance and

A Night To Remember: Fine Food And Fabulous Wines

Great food and spectacular wines make for a wonderful charity dinner.
The format is simple: Invite some generous friends to a great restaurant that will include the corkage in the price of the meal. Send out the menu beforehand so everyone can select appropriate wines to bring. The guests not only pay for their meal,

What’s For Dessert?: Sweet Wines Growing In Popularity

Dessert wines are an under-appreciated treasure.
Dessert wines may well be the next American wine craze. It seems only natural that a country that has donut shops and ice cream parlors on nearly every corner will learn eventually to appreciate the wonders of a well-made "stickie." It is a mystery why dessert wines are not