Dec 13, 2022

Picture Perfect: The 2018 Ehlers Estate Portrait Red Blend

Dorian Gray has nothing on this fine Portrait — a blend of four red Bordeaux varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot hailing from the St. Helena and Napa Valley AVAs. The 2018 Ehlers Estate Portrait Red Blend arrives with delightfully broad shoulders and powerful hips with a...
Jun 3, 2020


May 7, 2020

Vino goes virtual

Apr 22, 2020

Bubbly Planet

When raising a glass to toast Earth Day reaching its half-century mark, wouldn’t it seem apropos to fill...
Apr 8, 2020

When it roars it purrs

Like the rest of the nation, I’ve been sheltering in place trying to avoid the most virulent contagion...
Apr 1, 2020

Canned Goods

Remember a decade ago when the big debate was Cork vs. Cap? Simpler times, my friends. Simpler times. We’ve...
Mar 25, 2020

Tech Tasting

With apologies to Orson Welles, it seems, “We shall sell no wine unless it’s online.” With...
Mar 20, 2020

Get Lit: Writing an eternal, boozy truth

I’ve written a few drunk scenes—pretty much any action in my novel Quantum Deadline is preceded by a bout...
Feb 26, 2020

Sober Rover

Didn't make it very far into "dry January" this year? Me neither. Sober Diary, January 2: "This is fine, but...
Feb 19, 2020

Get Boont

The little wine weekend formerly known as the International Alsace Varietals Festival is back from its "gap year." And,...
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