Month: October 2012

General Wine

Classic Hemingway, aged wine

On Page 216 of Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel, A Farewell to Arms, is, in my opinion, one of the greatest descriptions of love, longing, loneliness and human endurance ever written on a single page of civilized literature. Three-quarters down the page Hemingway delivers the coup de grace of what eventually becomes a profound human tragedy […]

General Wine

Maine getaway: Sweet and warm as wine

Why does a short vacation away from home nearly always heighten the flavors in the food we eat and the beverages we drink? Why are the warm days and cools nights of autumn always resplendent with fun and adventure and even romance? I asked the Wine Goddess that very question. We were sitting in comfortable […]