Month: December 2013

General Wine

Keep it sparkling (wine) all year round!

Champagne is all the rage. That’s what I’m reading in wine magazines and being told from local sommeliers, merchants and distributors. There are some good buys on the market too. Domestic champagnes, especially from New York state and California, are getting better all the time and the prices are reasonable. European sparkling wines are following […]

General Wine

My Christmas wish? A vineyard

                I gave the Wine Goddess my Christmas gift list the other night. I sat her down in a big, comfortable chair in front of the fireplace, poured her a glass of Chauteau St. Michelle (Indian Wells) Chardonnay (I took a glass of 10-year-old reserve Fladgate Taylor Port), […]

General Wine

Try something fun — go holiday wine shopping

Retail figures from Black Friday show that overstuffed Americans trotted from the Thanksgiving Day table to big box chain stores and spent nearly 10 percent less than a year ago on Christmas shopping sales. Still, they spent $17 billion. Most of the sales were on electronic products, including IPhones, video games, IPads, tablets, head phones, […]