Category Archives: wine

Countdown to Turkey Day: DC Farmer’s Markets Round Up

Safeway got you down?  Does Giant work your last nerve?  Whole Foods wear you out?  Me too.  Where is the romance (not to mention the dirt)?  So blow them off and really get in the Thanksgiving spirit – bundle up this weekend … Continue reading

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Alsace – Rustic France at its Finest

As Tom was winding up his travels, he sent me a very picturesque email about what it was like in Alsace.  I lived in Paris in the early 90’s and for awhile was dating someone who lived in Stuttgart, Germany.  So I … Continue reading

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You Now Have the “Right” to Great Wine!

Last week I went up to New York to attend the launch of the first U.S. ad campaign for Côtes du Rhône wines.  While I wouldn’t ordinarily go on about advertising, I like this campaign (and no, it’s not just … Continue reading

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Going for the Gold!

Last fall I wrote about a scandal over restaurant wine list awards from Wine Spectator.  Restaurants paid to apply for special awards from the magazine, and one entrant created a fake restaurant with a mediocre wine list containing wines for … Continue reading

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Back to School – and Slow Cooking

I’ve gone on in our newsletters many times before about how much I love my slow cooker.  I always put it away in the summers; even though it doesn’t generate a lot of residual heat, it just doesn’t seem like … Continue reading

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More Tales from a Beach Rental Kitchen

It’s always an adventure renting a new place for a week or two in a resort-y town.  Even if you’ve checked it out in advance there will always be surprises.  Cy and I are in a shabby/comfortable rental condo in … Continue reading

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White Wines Part 3. Plus, The Fairy Princess Strikes Back!

OK, I’m finally going to get through the Rhône whites this time, I promise! We did tastings on two excruciatingly hot and humid days this past weekend, and served a Rhône white at both of them.  Light bodied, with a … Continue reading

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No Fuss, No Muss, No Roll – Peach & Berry Pie

With all those berries and peaches we snapped up at the farmer’s market last Saturday, my thoughts turned to … pies.  But with no food processor combined with my dough rolling ineptitude,  I must admit I hesitated, especially after I compared myself … Continue reading

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First Vine tastings 7/31 and 8/1

Friday, July 31, 6-8 pm, at Artfully Paper in Del Ray Our Virginia friends complain we neglect them because we haven’t done tastings in Virginia so far.  So this is a small step toward rectifying the situation.  Eric and Edward, … Continue reading

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No Drama Corn off the Cob

All right, I admit it.  I am not a fan of corn on the cob.  First of all, preparing it can be an enormous pain in the neck starting with heating up your kitchen in the middle of summer with all that … Continue reading

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