Lighter, Crisper Wines For Summer Dining

July 1, 2004

Cousino-Macul Dona Isadora

Some summer wine suggestions.

Summer is a great time to try different wines. “People move away from the oaky chardonnays and heavy reds when the warm weather arrives,” said Marty Meyrowitz, the owner of The Wine Harvest, “they prefer lighter, crisper whites and fruitier reds.” These types of wines have the acidity to be refreshing and to hold up to summer foods such as salads and barbeques. A large number of inexpensive wines perfect for summer entertaining are made from regions all over the world. In white wines, look for crisp acidity that tastes clean and refreshing. The red wines should be simple, young, and fruity. And be sure to chill both types of wine before serving.

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A Celebration In A Bottle

May 27, 2004

Heidsieck Blue Top

A look at some excellent Champagnes.

Perhaps it is the bubbles that are thought to resemble stars. Or the legends of the wine’s origin, or names of the famous who were devoted to it. Regardless, Champagne remains the wine of choice for celebrations.

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Wines For Your Passover Seder

April 1, 2004

Hagafen Syrah

Passover wine suggestions.

Wine is a blend of God’s gifts and man’s efforts. On Passover, wine represents the richness of freedom and is a symbol of our joy and thanksgiving. During the seder we are required to drink four cups of wine, and the four cups correspond to the four expressions of redemption stated in the Torah. They also serve to remind us of the four matriarchs, Sarah, Rachel, Rebecca and Leah who each played an important role in the development of the Jewish people.

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Wine For Lovers

February 5, 2004

Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay

Some Romantic wine suggestions.

Wine, like love, is a deeply personal affair. One may be attracted to a particular style, taste, or appearance that someone else would find less appealing. For a romantic dinner, it is best to select wines that you both will enjoy and there are several approaches to make sure the wines express your affections.

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The Perfect Gift For A Dinner Party Host

December 11, 2003

Hanukkah wine suggestions.

Wine makes an excellent Hanukkah gift. Easily wrapped and portable, there are wines for all tastes: dry or sweet, bubbly or still, red, white or even pink. “Around the world the quality of wines has improved dramatically,” said Jon Genderson, owner of Schneider’s Wine Store in Washington DC. “This is especially true for kosher wines.”

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Tracing America’s Wine History from Shaky Native Grape to the Big Time

December 31, 2000

AMERICAN VINTAGE: THE RISE OF AMERICAN WINE

    Review of AMERICAN VINTAGE: THE RISE OF AMERICAN WINE By Paul Lukacs   By Louis Marmon   The Washington Times  December 31, 2000   Wine appeals to all of the senses. It is described in terms of appearance, smell, taste and texture, which, when combined correctly, change a mere beverage into something more […]

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