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The playwright Euripides, who died in 406 BC, is quoted as saying, “Where there is no wine, there is no love.” With Valentine’s Day kicking off a long weekend this year – at a time when it seems we need love more than ever – it’s good to know there are wines that pair perfectly […]

2020-02-14T09:09:08-05:00February 13th, 2020|

Brut Rose Cava

New Year’s Eve is behind us, and 2020 is here. Don’t let the celebrations draw to a close too quickly. Remember that bubbles do make everything better – the more the merrier! Here’s a fun and affordable bottle that’s not only delicious, but has an equally delightful history. This Brut Rose Cava, a blend of […]

2020-01-28T14:16:31-05:00January 4th, 2020|

Making Your List and Checking It Twice

‘Tis the season for lists, alright! Not only your own, but ones that start coming out with end-of-year recommendations or specials. Here’s one that is well worth sharing, as it features a Hudson Valley wine among a global line-up:

The Passionate Foodie Blog listed his Top 10 Wines Over $20 from around the world and – […]

2020-01-28T14:23:32-05:00December 20th, 2019|

Here’s some wine fun

I was at a Wine Swap last night with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. All attendees brought a wrapped bottle of wine that was put on a large table. Everyone pulled a cork with a number on it. When it was time, the numbers were called off and people chose one bottle from among […]

2020-01-28T14:19:36-05:00December 7th, 2019|

Gobble This One Up if You Can

This week’s wine news is taken from an announcement I got from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation about a “Top Wines for Thanksgiving” list that was published on oprah.com. It’s about New York State’s own Wagner Vineyards Riesling. I’m going to try to rustle up this one right away. But I’m glad to […]

2020-01-28T14:30:23-05:00November 20th, 2019|

Bubbles Make Everything Better

This is a motto I’ve come to live by. Yes, I like a lovely dry red or a minerally refreshing white. And there are wines that definitely make some foods taste better (and worse). A wine that’s almost universally wonderful, though, is sparkling wine. In France, Champagne. In Spain, Cava. In Italy, Prosecco. In the […]

2020-01-28T14:31:26-05:00November 15th, 2019|


I’ve been a fan of the Cune wines from Rioja since my days in Manhattan trolling wine stores for bargain bottles. I had a favorite shop that had lots of Spanish and Portuguese reds, and that’s where I first discovered their wines. I learned then what I know now: There isn’t a bad one coming […]

2019-10-31T19:38:28-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Balderdash Cellars

I can’t help it, I just want to keep showcasing local wines. There are so many good ones in easy reach of Main Street enthusiasts. One not to be missed – especially this time of year – is Balderdash Cellars in Pittsfield. With Halloween just weeks away, how can you not want to try and […]

2019-10-16T14:03:01-04:00October 16th, 2019|

Benmarl Winery

It’s harvest season for local wineries, so let’s focus on local this week. Here’s a post from Carlo DeVIto’s East Coast Wineries blog about some standouts at Benmarl Winery. They’re in Marlborough and open seven days a week. If you can’t find their wines in a store near you, consider a visit to their beautiful […]

2020-01-28T14:36:46-05:00September 27th, 2019|

Montes Alpha Cabernet

Thankfully it’s still consistently getting up into the 70s during the day this month (September), but it’s getting dark earlier and earlier, and it’s as low as the 40s in the morning. As the hibernation instinct kicks in, so does the desire to sink into a glass of really full-bodied dry red wine when the […]

2020-01-28T14:38:46-05:00September 18th, 2019|