What would happen if the three-tier system of wine and liquor distribution disappeared? For some, it would be a nightmare,..
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Red wine blends are a hot commodity in the wine world today. It is the fastest growing segment in the..
Graduation day is here for many, and so begin the celebrations across the country. Sure, I could rec- ommend a..
This week I find myself torn between writing about a crazy food and wine pairing that I thought would totally..
Because there was so much goodness at the Halekulani tasting, it fills up two columns! Here are more highlights of..
I have to tell you about this fabulous tasting I attended at Halekulani with 14 of Kermit Lynch’s vigneron in..
We have to have fun with what we do, right? I try not to take myself too seriously; I know..
I like the 1 percent. Numbers show that, of all the wine produced in the world, a mere 1-3 percent..
I just spent three days in Portland, Ore., with some of the top wine professionals across the nation. As a..
I was listening to a radio show the other day, and they were interviewing an artist, asking him who was..
The California wine world is fomenting over allegations that a host of wines contain a “dangerous” level of arsenic. At..
If you were to ask me what is one of California’s top emerging wine regions, I quickly would reply Paso..
My wife is a chocoholic — the best kind. Like many, she adores, in particular, dark chocolate. So everywhere I..
Warning: This column contains instances of underage drinking. My son is 10 years old, and many of my friends have..
Spring is on its way. For some areas of the U.S., it cannot come soon enough. The season is traditionally..
There is a four-letter word that has some people salivating about obtaining enjoyable consumables that are, up to this point,..
I just received a copy of the Gomberg Report, which details wine sales and imports for the United States. There..
Just coming back from France, I have a few little tidbits I wanted to share with you, from some of..
I just spent 10 days in France visiting some of the classic growing regions. It was cold and rainy for..
With the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris still ringing in our collective consciousness, I was asked about what..