As a writer for Mollie Stone’s wine pages and a lover of wine, I tend to drink and taste a lot of wine. Although I do a great deal of tasting, I’m a lightweight when it comes to drinking more than one and a half glasses. On a recent trip to Italy, we drank more wine than usual – sometimes tasting more than four different bottles per day – yet I noticed a remarkable reduction in the effect the alcohol ..read more
Wine, Spirits, & Beer
The Marche region of Italy has long been noted for producing white wines with good balance and structure. The most famous wine of the region is Verdicchio. The Opici Bianco is a blend of four northern Italian grape varietals. The Verdicchio and Trebbiano grapes provide structure, while the Chardonnay and Sauvignon round out the fruity aspects of the wine. The fish bottle is one of many traditional wine packages that have been used for centuries in this region and pays ..read more
There are just some things in nature that are made for each other. One of those “perfect pairings” is Fresh Dungeness Crab and Napa Valley Chardonnay. As the first boatload of fresh, sweet crab meat reaches our stores, we are ready to pair it with two of our favorite Napa Valley Chardonnays from Frank Family and Groth.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a young red wine made from Gamay grapes grown in France’s Beaujolais region. The wine is bottled just six to eight weeks after the grapes are harvested. Unlike most red wines that improve with age, Beaujolais Nouveau is all about freshness. Because it is fermented with carbonic maceration, it lacks the structure to age well and should be consumed within a year of its release.
We enjoyed our Evan Williams Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey so much last year that we decided to select another single barrel again this year. Wanting something unique and different for our customers, we reached out to the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky, where Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey is distilled in Rickhouse Y.
Bernheim is the first truly new variety of ..read more