Intercept Wine

It’s the start of regular football season, an exciting time if you’re a fan. For a Wine of the Week to celebrate, I was going to go with, well, BEER. It’s synonymous with weekend football celebrations. Instead I figured there must be football players in the wine business these days, as there are with celebrities […]
By |2022-09-13T17:32:24-04:00September 9th, 2022|Wine of the Week|


It’s Labor Day weekend already. Time to hold on to summer for as long as we can! And here’s a great “can-do” wine – CHAMPE Handcrafted Berkshire Bubbly. It’s a canned sparkling wine peach mimosa cocktail that tastes summery and bubbly and refreshing. It contains zero added sugars, is only 5% ABV, and just 140 […]
By |2022-09-01T12:16:29-04:00September 1st, 2022|Wine of the Week|

Just Peachy

It’s peach season, and I’m happy. I love peaches. I love just about everything peach – pie, cobbler, jam, ice cream, and fresh of course – so I couldn’t resist trying Stella Rosa Peach wine. In addition to tasting like a super-fresh, ripe peach, this wine is light in alcohol (5%!), semi-dry (it’s not too […]
By |2022-08-12T15:19:38-04:00August 12th, 2022|Wine of the Week|

Wine of the Week(end)

If you’re heading to an outdoor event this weekend – and who isn’t? – the perfect take-along wine that pairs well with everything is a Portuguese Vinho Verde. The literal translation is “green wine,” but it’s named after the region in Northern Portugal where the grapes it’s made from are grown. Vinho Verde is renowned […]

By |2022-07-29T10:43:20-04:00July 29th, 2022|Wine of the Week|


It seems there are more New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs on the shelves in wine stores than there are sheep in that country – and that’s saying something!! How to choose from among the burgeoning selection? Here’s one that’s tasty, affordable, and widely available: Matua. I was skeptical about this one when I chose it at […]

By |2022-07-07T16:39:08-04:00July 7th, 2022|Wine of the Week|

Wine of the Week(end)

Summer is upon us and it’s the perfect season for sangria. There are many premade sangrias that can simply be chilled and served over ice. Super easy and convenient. You can then add whatever you want to make it extra fun – fresh fruit, additional fruit juice, a splash of brandy or triple sec, even […]

By |2022-06-24T12:26:14-04:00June 24th, 2022|Wine of the Week|

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, and that calls for something special.

If you’ll be gathered around the grill and are looking for a wine that will pair perfectly with beef and that will have Dad saying, “Hey, wow, who brought this wine?” then here’s my recommendation:

Robert Mondavi’s Bourbon Barrel […]

By |2022-06-16T16:08:34-04:00June 16th, 2022|Wine of the Week|

Memorial Day Festivities

There’s no better way to taste a whole lotta local in one place than to attend the Hudson Berkshire Wine & Food Festival on Memorial Day weekend, May 28 and 29. Held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham, NY, the festival attracts craft beverage makers from not just the Hudson Valley, but from all […]

By |2022-05-26T13:52:36-04:00May 26th, 2022|Wine of the Week|

Wine for a Hot Weekend

What? Temperatures in the 90s on Saturday, May 21?! This kind of day calls for a refreshingly cold, dry glass of wine.

The perfect choice is a crisp Chenin Blanc, and a delicious choice is the MAN Chenin Blanc from South Africa. Chenin Blanc is a very versatile grape that can be fashioned into everything from […]

By |2022-05-19T19:00:52-04:00May 19th, 2022|Wine of the Week|

A Tuscan Weekend

Wouldn’t it be nice to be in Tuscany, Italy, this weekend?

A quick way to get there is with a Tuscan “stay-cation.” Cue up movies like Under the Tuscan Sun, A Room with a View, House of Gucci (or so many others); check out all the YouTube videos about Tuscany and its sites and culture, including […]

By |2022-03-17T15:09:03-04:00March 15th, 2022|Wine of the Week|
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