The holiday season is upon us and that means Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa too. The upcoming Hanukkah festival of lights, which begins Dec. 2 this year, is typically not a drinking holiday. I write that as a Jewish level-2, certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and a senior wine and spirits specialist at the new ABC Fine Wine and Spirits in North Miami Beach. Hanukkah is traditionally more for eating latkes with applesauce or sour cream and dreidel spinning for prizes. Nevertheless, this is one of a several times each year when more people ask me about kosher wine recommendations for exchanging gifts.
Want to know the secret of pairing wine with your Thanksgiving turkey dinner? The real secret that some people don’t want you to know?
When most think about aging wine and it getting “better with age,” they think red. But in fact, some of the world’s most age-worthy wines are white wines, especially those made with Riesling. I recently had the pleasure of tasting through a handful of German Rieslings with Sophia Thanisch, owner of one of the most storied properties in the Mosel whose Doctor vineyard Rieslings are world-renowned.
This is the fourth installment of a five part series on The Prisoner Wine Company.
With over a decade of winemaking experience, The Prisoner Wine Company not only knows what it takes to make a great wine, they have a passion for it.
We all have that one friend who loves Moscato and drinks nothing else. Maybe we are that friend ourselves. Don't get me wrong, Moscato can be great; it has its time and place to be enjoyed, but it's sweetness and (often times) lack of complexity leaves us seeking better options.
France’s Rhône Valley is home and birthplace to one of the most diverse and interesting collections of grape varieties for an area its size in the world.
This is the time of the year when, fortunately, my diet improves slightly.
It's Friday and while a lot of you have weekend plans, most of you--if you're like me at least--probably don't. But we still have something in common. I'd venture to guess that the one activity those who have plans and those who don't have in common is this: scrounging around your kitchen for cheese, preferably with a glass of wine in hand.
But scrounge not, fam. Cheese is not for scrounging. Cheese is for creative planning and nibbling. Delicately topping with fig and fruit, marmalade and herbs. Matching with wine and sharing with friends.
The Big Game is coming up. This Sunday, in fact. The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos, and regardless of which team you're rooting for, you need the drinks to fuel the party. Here are three suggestions for every palate.