Liquids: Wedding Wines

It’s wedding season, and I’m on a mission. No, not to find a bride (one is enough, thank you), but to challenge every couple I […]

Liquids: Wine Shops

Near the very last sip of 2003, at the height of the holiday madness, two things happened in the wine world that signaled a new […]

Liquids: Holiday Wine Gifts

By divine design I am not the most patient man in the world. My friends and family would agree—especially my mom, who frequently exhorts me […]

Liquids: Wine Temperature

You’re going to think I’m crazy—perhaps you already do if you read this column regularly—but I need to share a theory with you that could […]

Liquids: Sicilian Wine

The hills and valleys of Sicily in spring were ablaze with incandescent yellow buttercups growing wild just about everywhere that grapevines were not. “Signore, signori, […]

Liquids: Dessert Wine

Ask me what’s a good meal. Go ahead. My answer: any meal with wine. What’s a great meal? One that pairs a different wine with […]

Liquids: Springtime Red Wines

The fact that my 89-year-old Italian, devout Roman Catholic grandmother keeps a bottle of Manischewitz in her fridge has absolutely nothing to do with the […]

Liquids: Wine Terminology

“This,” said the sommelier as he presented me with a bottle of Ca’Viola “Barturot” Dolcetto D’Alba, “has a most excellent nose.” We nodded at each […]

Liquids: Valentine's Day Wines

My first crush, the one that did some real damage, was on Diane Valdez in the ninth grade. She was a Latina—Cuban, to be exact—and […]