For Auld Lang Syne

Wine recommendation for this post: Cheers on your New Years! Best not to overthink it on New Years Eve! Pop culture generally, and generically, refers to such wines served at midnight on New Year’s Eve as Champagne. More often then not, the wine in question is not genuine Champagne, but rather some other form ofContinue reading “For Auld Lang Syne”


Wine recommendation for this post: In raising a glass to toast the late, great Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I might suggest a kosher wine representing her Jewish heritage. Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon from the Golan Heights winery is a 91 point standard bearer for excellent, imported, Israeli red wine. Actually, there’s nothing to suggest RBG strictlyContinue reading “Dissent”

Can we please just agree on these things before the election?

Wine Recommendation for this Post: If you cringe at anything with the word election in it, you may consider something with a high % ABV to get you through to the end. At 15.5% ABV, St Francis Old Vine Zinfandel meets the moment, and described as “rich and intense” by the wine maker…well, let’s justContinue reading “Can we please just agree on these things before the election?”

The Fresh Start

Wine Recommendation for This Post: Sometimes, we need to start over. We reach the end, in triumph or defeat, and need to stop, reset, pick ourselves up, and get onto the next. These moments call for a versatile wine that works both as a celebratory toast and a conciliatory pairing for a pint of BenContinue reading “The Fresh Start”