The Appeal of Piedmont

The Appeal of Piedmont

Piedmont is, without question, one of Italy’s premier wine producing areas. It is located in the country’s northwest corner, with Turin as its capital, and the cities of Alba and Asti as its most important wine making centers. Piedmont’s reputation...
The Wines of Burgundy

The Wines of Burgundy

Of all the world’s wine regions, Burgundy offers some of the greatest wine experiences possible, as well as the most daunting challenges in terms of topography and quality. Although a lifetime could be pleasantly spent, and with some invidious and fortunate...
Springtime Wine

Springtime Wine

It’s springtime and another bitter Houston winter is behind us. This is the perfect time to shake off frigid memories of days that dipped into the nippy fifties and once again get outside and commune with nature. It’s time for picnics! While ice-cold beer...
Beautiful Bubbles

Beautiful Bubbles

I know of no beverage which more successfully mitigates my worries while simultaneously and emphatically reminding me of all that is right in the world than Champagne does. I’m not alone in this, and this is at least part of the reason so many dinners start with...
Wine for the Holidays

Wine for the Holidays

The holidays are an especially good time to pick out some fun wines. First of all, you might be expected to, so why not enjoy doing it? Secondly, since holiday menus are often written in stone for years on end, you have a good excuse to choose some wines that might be...
A perfect Punctuation

A perfect Punctuation

Let’s say you’ve just had one of the best meals of your life. Maybe you started with Champagne and caviar, went on to Sancerre and lobster and paired your roast pheasant with a great white Burgundy. Then you enjoyed the saddle of veal with your favorite...