Ravines Winery Riesling

I read a cute line the other day that has stuck with me for this week’s selection: A crisp white for a fall night. It sounds so inviting, and it’s perfectly suited to harvest season in New York State, where Riesling proliferates. So, Riesling it is, and with pleasure. Get your hands on a bottle […]

By |2023-09-28T11:17:05-04:00September 28th, 2023|Weekly Feature, Wine of the Week|

Rose Hill Discordia

Fall is upon us and it’s time to celebrate the harvest. I wrote an article on Rose Hill Farm in Red Hook for Main Street several months ago and fell in love with the place. It’s time to return, both to the beautiful farm and to its unique and fruit-forward libations. I’m going to get […]

By |2023-09-21T19:47:02-04:00September 21st, 2023|Weekly Feature, Wine of the Week|

Plungerhead Old Vine Zinfandel

Well it’s a marvelous weekend for a fire pit gathering, with or without the stars up above in your eyes. (Apologies to Van Morrison’s Moondance.) A delicious fireside wine? It’s gotta be a deep, dark Zinfandel that can hold its own, no food needed. I love the label on the Plungerhead Old Vine Zinfandel from […]
By |2023-09-21T13:29:42-04:00September 13th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Ruffino Prosecco

Football season is back! That’s cause for celebration in my book, and Prosecco is the perfect pairing for a day of finger foods. One that’s a winner every time, whether you drink it straight or make a Sunday cocktail with it like a mimosa or a bellini, is Ruffino. From the winery that’s been making […]

By |2023-09-07T11:33:15-04:00September 7th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Marques de Caceres Verdejo

Labor Day weekend already,and the weather is looking good! Let’s not say goodbye to summer yet. In fact, with peaches tasting so delicious right now, it’s the perfect time to kick back with a white sangria. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 bottle of dry white wine, preferably from Spain. The Marques de Caceres Verdejo is […]

By |2023-09-02T14:37:16-04:00August 31st, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Semi-Dry Riesling

In wondering what wine to feature for this weekend, I went to a website that lists what’s being celebrated nationally on any particular day. Who comes up with these things? Did you know August 19 is Chef’s Appreciation Day? National Sandcastle and Sculpture Day? Coco Chanel Day? And so many more! My wine selection will […]

By |2023-09-02T14:46:31-04:00August 16th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Veuve Ambal Blanc de Blanc

It’s not easy to impress a fellow bubbly lover with an economically priced bottle, but I did. What’s always most important in a memorable bottle is taste, and this sparkling wine has it, from the first sip to the last. My bubbly snob friend agreed. I gloated. And I have to share.

The wine is French […]

By |2023-09-02T14:46:50-04:00August 9th, 2023|Wine of the Week|

Wine of the Week(end) with fruit!

Have you been to a farmer’s market recently? The fruits and vegetables are abundant and so delicious! Blueberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, watermelon, and almost any other fruits are beautiful and healthy additions to a glass of wine. Here’s one way I like to do it. Cut fresh strawberries into bite-sized pieces. Using wooden skewers, make […]

By |2023-07-26T17:57:41-04:00July 26th, 2023|Wine of the Week|
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