Month: February 2019


Last call for champagne (class)

My elegant Sparkling Wine and Champagne class is now less than two weeks away, and there are still a few seats left. Registration ends on March 4. The 2-hour class is Thursday, March 14 from 7-9 p.m. at the beautiful Nesmith House in Lowell. We’ll be tasting 6-8 sparklers, including Spanish cava, Italian Prosecco, plus […]

Flavor of the day, French wines, General Wine, Red wines, Uncategorized, White Wines

Seeking a lavish wine experience? Try the Biltmore Estate

What is the largest and most visited winery in the United States? It’s the Biltmore Estate Winery in Asheville, N.C. Surprised? I was. Then I visited the Biltmore Estate, toured its impressive 450-room “house”, ate lunch in the Stable CafĂ©, and tasted the locally made wines. The 8,000-acre estate is an architectural and environmental shrine […]

Champagne, Flavor of the day, French wines, Italian, Uncategorized, White Wines

Wines to keep the sparkle going all year long

Rise and wine! There’s nothing like an effervescent sparkle in a champagne glass to inspire thoughts of warmer, sunny days ahead. So, let’s break out the Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco, American sparkling wines and French champagne. To me, every day is a good day for bubbly – not just Valentine’s Day or other festive occasions. […]