Drink these beers now
Look, I know, when you think beach time and summertime, you don’t think about porters and stouts. I don’t either, except sometimes I do.
From May through September beer enthusiasts are drinking and talking about beers that are crisp, fresh, light and bright, and that’s great. Continue reading “Beach-time porters”
Make every day a rosé day
With this incessant heat, what can be more satisfying than a cool glass of rosé wine, either as an aperitif or with a salad or light meal?
Rosés should be served at about 50 to 55 degrees, and an opened bottle should be kept Continue reading “Rosés to beat the heat”
Drink these beers now
When it comes to beer, sometimes you just need someone to steer the ship for you, a trustworthy friend who can serve as your guide when it comes to choosing a brew — because let’s be honest, there are just so many to choose from. Even Continue reading “A sour ale, an IPA and a Pilsner walk into a bar”
With stops in Loire River Valley and Piedmont region
Take a virtual trip to two famous European wine-producing regions. Imagine the chateaux of the French Loire Valley and the hilltop towns of Italy’s Piedmont region.
Our first wine comes from Montoire sur le Loir, France. Domaine Le Montoire 2018 Sancerre Continue reading “European tour with dinner”
Summer is the perfect time to explore sours
I often talk about sour beer as if it’s simply its own category of beers, just like IPAs or stouts or Pilsners. But that’s not really accurate. The category, if we can even call it that, is much, much broader.
Sour beers Continue reading “Sour power”
Beer can be a marinade too
I love the complexity, texture and flavor that a rich, dark beer can bring to a big pot of slow-cooked, braised beef stew. And I love how a crisp, lighter brew adds another dimension of flavor to a big pot of chili. And what’s Continue reading “Grilling with beer”
Something new in sparkling wines
Carpe diem — seize the day! Embark on something new! Even John Keating, played by Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society, famously says, “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” Well, broadening your experiences with wine is rewarding. Borrowing from that quote, Continue reading “Carpe diem”
Go for a crisp, refreshing Pilsner
It’s beach time and it’s pool time — and if you’re relaxing in the hot sun at the beach or beside a pool, you’re going to need a beer to wash down that salty air.
While the brand doesn’t matter as much, the style Continue reading “Beer for the beach or pool”
Get a bit of Italy in a glass
While Covid-19 has limited our ability to travel, summer with its long days and warm sunsets takes us off to romantic, dreamy environments. Tuscany is one such place that comes to mind.
All of Italy is noted for its cuisine. Dishes like Continue reading “A virtual trip to Tuscany”
Wines for your summer feasts
Summer is officially upon us.
Mother Nature has proven herself to be merciless as she introduced summer with our first official heat wave. Covid-19 and social distancing have limited our socializing, but as our world begins to open, small intimate backyard barbecues can once again Continue reading “Big flavors for sunny days”