OK, this one is going to be fun.
First, you’re going to need about a pound and a half of bee pollen — the Italian stuff, if you can get it, otherwise whatever you can get your hands on. After that, you’re going to need some small-batch bourbon. This particular Continue reading “In a dark and stormy mood”
A robust red for a robust dinner
Over the weekend, we were invited to dinner at a friends’ house. I asked what we could bring, and the response was: the wine! I then asked what was being served. Beef osso buco, made with locally grown organic beef, was the response. Continue reading “What to pair with osso buco”
I’ve got a firm rule for buying old photographs at flea markets; I’ll definitely buy one, if the price is right, but there has to be some sort of identification on it, so I can do some research and find out who the subjects are. I want to know more Continue reading “Negroni”
The pink drink with seasonal flexibility
The autumnal equinox, denoting the first day of autumn, fell on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 9:04 p.m. Yes, school is back in session. Yes, the nights are getting cooler, but the days remain warm and the skies are a crystal-clear blue. OK, it is Continue reading “Rosés for fall”
Long, long ago, when I was a child in the Late Cretaceous, late September was one of the low-key best times of the year. That’s when the new cartoons premiered on Saturday mornings. I’m at the age when strong feelings of joy and anticipation are largely a pale memory, but Continue reading “Give in to pumpkin spice”
This ubiquitous grape can be a product of its upbringing
Chardonnay may have reached its peak in the 1980s as a “wine of choice,” where a number of labels were sold as bladder boxes, housed in the household refrigerator, ready to be savored after a long day of trials and Continue reading “The many faces of chardonnay”
I called an Über a couple of months ago. My driver got right back to me and said she would pick me up in just a few minutes.
I was enjoying watching the little cartoon of her car drive along the little map to where I was, when my new Continue reading “Felt hat? Yes, it was very soft”
Zinfandel can accompany your meal from the grill
Barbecue, the quintessential way to entertain, to dine, to enjoy family and friends, can extend well into September and October. The fare is important, second only to your choice of company. In this season of sunny days and cool nights, it is Continue reading “For food cooked over fire”
I remember the first time I drank a gin and tonic.
It was my first week at college. There was some sort of reception with an open bar. (The drinking age in Vermont was 18 at the time — a fact that led to a great many questionable decisions over Continue reading “Gins and tonic”
Lighten up your wines with a little fizz
The kids will soon be returning to school, but that doesn’t mean summer is over! Summer is a mindset, and if we truly work at it, we can have summer last until the beginning of October. Let’s be realistic! This summer we Continue reading “Summer spritzers”