Month: November 2015


Wine by the Magnum adds glitz to the holidays

What’s “hot” this holiday season for wine lovers? Large format bottles that make a statement. They’re big, bold, and beautiful — gold-etched labels add elegance — and represent a perfect gift for the connoisseur, collector or special person in your life. They also add luster to any holiday party and dinner table. I’m talking about […]


Expert selections: 31 wines for Thanksgiving holiday

For the fourth year in a row I’ve gathered Thanksgiving Day recommendations from area wine experts for your perusal and enjoyment. Feel free to visit them at their respective stores and talk about what might go well with your holiday dinner, which is seven days away. Finally, remember to drink responsibly and show gratitude for […]


Sicily's Nero d'Avola: The wine of 'The Leopard'

“I belong to an unlucky generation, astride between two worlds and ill-at-ease in both. And what is more, I am completely without illusions. Now, what would the Senate do with me, an inexperienced legislator who lacks the faculty for self-deception, an essential requisite for wanting to guide others. No, I cannot lift a finger in […]