Kosher-For-Pesach Wines Get Better and Better

Some wine recommendations for this year's seder.
When shopping for Passover this year, be prepared for some surprises when you walk down the wine aisle. There are new names on the shelves including two very well-known non-Jewish properties that have made kosher-for-Passover wine. And some of the more familiar producers have released novel varietals.

Invigorated Spain Bears Fruit

A look at some enjoyable Spanish wines.
Spain has more than 50 official wine-producing regions where 60-plus different grapes are used to make red, white and sparkling wines. Until recently, Spanish winemakers were in a rut, confined by their adherence to ancient methods and antiquated equipment. But an infusion of capital and a new breed

Weather Conducive To Realizing California Wine-Making Dreams

A look at some California Cabernet Sauvignons.
Although grown in almost all the world’s wine producing regions, Cabernet Sauvignon remains California’s best known varietal. The top California Cabs are deep red to purple in color and have intense flavors of currants, plums and other dark fruit, often with a touch of spice, licorice, mint or

A Modest Proposal For Reaping Greater Rewards

Some wine related New Year's resolutions.
Nowhere does it say that New Year’s resolutions have to be limited to diet and exercise. For those who wish to enhance their wine experience and knowledge, here are some wine-related ones.

’Tis The Season For Celebrating With Bubbles

Sparkling wine recommendations for the holidays.
Nothing says holidays like the pop of a cork and a tall glass of sparkling wine. Festive, fun and a bit extravagant, Champagne and other sparkling wines are a wonderful way to celebrate the joys of the season with family and friends. A vast amount of ‘‘bubbly” is sold

Uncork Some Wintry Wines

Some winter wine suggestions
I am not a fan of cold weather. Shoveling sidewalks and scraping windshields holds no great fascination for me and I would much rather eat a meal served poolside than by a fireplace. But, when you live in the Northeast, winter weather is inevitable and you make due with whatever pleasures

Choosing A Wine For Thanksgiving

Some Rhone wine suggestions for your Thanksgiving feast.
The classic meal of roast turkey, stuffing and cranberries offers a variety of flavors that expands, rather than limits, the types of wine that can be served. Ideally, the wine should have good fruit flavors, refreshing acidity for balance and not be too tannic or oaky. Champagne

Wedding Gifts For Wine Lovers

Some Wedding Gift suggestions.
The invitation has arrived and you are wondering what to get to get the engaged couple. A check seems too impersonal and a toaster or tea set seems too boring. For a couple that enjoys wine, there are a number of interesting and exotic wine gifts available. As always, a knowledgeable

Wine Aficionados Gather To Help Feed Hurricane Victims

Charity wine events are enjoyable ways to support good causes.
Tasting wines while supporting a worthwhile cause makes a doubly enjoyable evening. Members of the wine industry who share their expertise often attend such charity events, and frequently, there are opportunities to purchase rare and exotic items usually not available to the general public.