Summer Grilling and Wine Matching

We’ll begin on Thursday July 16th with “chicken and pork”. Register at www.beverlyartscenter.org  More details on the secret Lombard location very soon.    

I’m catering on the road in the state capitol

The menu included an antipasti tray with a delicious olive salad alongside fresh and smoked, aged mozzarella cheese. I cut the steaks onsite from a whole boneless rib-eye roast that were perfect with my “Too Much Garlic Bread” and wines that I “imported” from Chicago….

WGWW Quick Picks for Sparkling Wine and Champagne

Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava/Rose’ Spain – Here’s your party wine, great ratings $9/10 Scharffenberger NV Brut, Anderson Valley – You won’t believe how good this is for $16 Roederer Estate and L’Ermitage NV, Mendocino – Best Sparkling wine for $20 (WSJ) and the ’06…

Sweet Wines 101

The world’s finest dessert wines can be otherworldly. No surprise, then, that it takes superhuman effort to make them When it comes to fine dessert pours, you always remember your first wine. Tasting a rich Sauternes changes a man’s outlook on wine: Suddenly, “sweet wine”…

Bordeaux Châteaus Say They’ll Lower Prices, But How Much?

After Americans passed on the 2010s, the first-growths are hinting that they’ll drop prices substantially Wine professionals from around the world have descended upon Bordeaux for the annual tastings of the new vintage. This is Bordeaux’s moment to dazzle, with Michelin-starred chefs cooking for hundreds,…