Category Archives: Dessert

Bonus Audio: An Ode To Halloween Candy Pairing

A poem…because Halloween is our favorite holiday! An Ode To Halloween Candy Pairing… Halloween was fun, now it’s day of the dead So don’t make a mistake that will mess with your head Although some have an empty bowl where once there were sweets Most of us have tons of...

Höpler: A Fabulous Austrian Producer For Normal Wine People

  Post Summary Points Background on Höpler and the wines of Lake Neusiedl Christof Höpler: A winemaker for normal wine people The wines: The Whites, The Reds, The Sweets __________________________________________Sometimes serendipity happens. And last week it did! I was so excited when, following the podcast on Austria, I got a last minute...

Thanksgiving Wine Picks: Part II, The Results

I said I’d report back on Thanksgiving and the wines I picked. I am happy to report that this year, there wasn’t a stinker in the bunch. Everything was under $20, proving you can get great stuff and don’t have to pay an arm and a leg (or breast or...

The Most Exciting Winery in Napa: Lava Vine

I never thought in a million years that I’d encounter a place like Lava Vine on the Silverado Trail in Napa. I mean, this is the place of tastings that cost $45 and home of some of the brands that wine snobs LOVE to tell you they have cellars full...