Tag: wine

Drink What You’ve Got: Wine in Troubled Times

The current recession offers a blessing in disguise for many wine lovers. Even those whose decreased purchasing power means they

Tough Time to be a Wine Writer

In a contracting economy, the last things you want to sell are goods and services that people consider discretionary luxuries.

Book Review: American Vintage by Paul Lukacs

Review by W. Blake Gray. Is wine food or alcohol? Most Americans would immediately choose “alcohol,” perhaps laughing at the

The Sadness and Irony of a Wine Museum

Meet Michel Chasseuil. He’s 67, drives a beat-up old car, never goes on vacation, and is perhaps not unlike so

Wine Twitters by Vinography

I’m an odd combination of early adopter and time starved executive. This means that I tend to know about and

Three Cheers For a Wine Democracy

I’ve always privately believed that if everyone just drank a bit more wine, the world would be a better place.

Dangerous Wine or Dangerous Reporting?

I look up to journalists. I really do. They actually get paid for doing what I play at here every

Another Reason to Live in Italy

We all have our fantasies. These days mine lean a bit more towards getting more sleep than chance encounters with

Facts and Opinions about High Alcohol Wines

Compared to sports fans, wine lovers of different stripes don’t have a lot to have really heated arguments about. Even

A Real Nigerian Wine Scam

Anyone who has an e-mail account and has checked it at least once in the last 10 years has probably

Church Attendance Down? Try Installing a Wine Bar.

At one point in the glorified history of Western civilization, people were beaten or berated if they failed to show

That Smoky 2008 Vintage: California Wine and Wildfires

There were a few weeks in June when the last place a wine lover would have wanted to be was

Italian Wine Tasting Notes From The Golden Glass 2008

These days, with a newborn, I don’t get out to many large tasting events, but one I decided I shouldn’t

Ethiopian Wine: A New Frontier in Africa

I’m a sucker for pioneers. Especially those that strike out into the wilderness to try making great wine where no

Book Review: The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson

As casual wine lovers, we live in the daily romance of wine. We thrive on the pleasures of a great