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Life is full of special occasions but it seems like we're too busy or something to notice. Most of us are guilty and wine lovers perhaps more than others of designating certain occasions "special occasions " and most occasions not special enough. That's a real downer if you ask me.
In this Stark Insider segment Michael Urie sits down with Loni Stark on opening night of his new play Buyer and Cellar. Get this straight. If you’re ever invited over to Michael Urie’s place. And if you by chance find yourself in his fantastical roomful of G.I. Joes.
Winemaker Greg La Follette in his Barlow tasting room in Sebastopol About winemaker Greg La Follette Greg La Follette, an esteemed winemaker, is most known for his passion for making the finest Pinot Noir in the land. In addition to his own winery and label, Greg is a vastly sought-after consulting winemaker.
Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Marti Macinski, the winemaker at Standing Stone Vineyards, a bucolic family-run winery in the Finger Lakes Region. Both Tom and Marti had established careers prior to entering the wine business. Tom was working at IBM; Marti was practicing law.
Photo: Therapy Vineyards hilltop winery Wine tourists on the way to Naramata often remark on the unusual proximity of Serendipity Winery and Therapy Vineyards. The Therapy winery is perched on the crest of a hill while Serendipity seems to be buried into the base of the hill. It always strikes me a great location for a cable car ride.
Above: one of my Austin restaurant clients had his contractor board up our front door after the burglar broke it down. The date was October 9, 2013, two days before Tracie P’s birthday, when two men burglarized our home in Austin in broad daylight. I had left earlier in the morning for my weekly commute to Houston (where we now live) and Tracie had taken our daughters to the grocery store.
A product of a cool vintage off one of state’s hottest vineyards produced a wine that features black cherry, cola, dark plum and pomegranate with notes of pipe tobacco, licorice and walnut ...
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even as Kerala’s new liquor policy, which aims to achieve total prohibition in the state in the next ten years, will be submitted to the high court Tuesday, ...
By Lewis Perdue Recent rains in California have had little effect on the Extreme Drought other than a tiny improvement over last week ...
When Aaron Chan heard that a liquor store in Athens might have a rare Hanyu Ichiro Malt Japanese whisky, he phoned the shop from Hong Kong ...