We all have love-hate relationships with aspects of the seasons, and so it goes with me and winter. My hesitation is brief when asked if I like winter. “No!” I exclaim. “It’s cold, it’s dark, and it seems to last forever.” And snow? If I see a flake in the forecast I shiver with worry […]
We’re snuggling into red wine season and I, for one, am quite happy about this. While I’m not a fan of colder, darker days, there’s something liberating about coming home from work in the early evening and changing into pajamas knowing no one but your family will see you until the next day. Pajamas on? […]
’Tis the season to decorate, and if you love wreaths (and don’t we all?), then you’ll love the Hudson Valley Wreath Company and its super-talented and dynamic creator, Evelyne Kopp.
Evelyne launched the Hudson Valley Wreath Company in 2021, and in its first year the company was named a Hudson Valley “Best of” in the […]
It’s looking like a beautiful Halloween weekend, and what’s more appropriate for that than the Killer Red from Tousey Winery? Enjoy it and their other great wines handcrafted with love and care at their place in Germantown this weekend. In fact, if it’s not sold out, try to get tickets to their annual “Hallowine” party […]
More rain this weekend? And it’s dark around 6:30? Seems like perfect conditions for a hearty beef stew, with lots of potatoes and carrots. Dee-lish! A wine to go with it? Snuggle up to Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel. The back label explains what’s behind the name: “A renowned wine writer said the best wines […]
Who doesn’t love a landscape of autumn leaves in shades of deep red, yellow, and brown? It’s an awe-inspiring site and, like seeing a rainbow, never loses its magic and magnificence. When I first saw the label for this choice of my wine of the week, I had that same feeling of excitement. A beautiful […]
Sometimes you just need something simple and straightforward that needs no second-guessing. For me that’s a dependable Pinot Grigio and a classic Merlot. My picks? Ruffino for the Pinot Grigio and Mondavi for the Merlot. These producers have been at it for years and know what they’re doing. You just can’t go wrong with their […]