Wines

Argentine Bubbles

Argentine Bubbles

If I say ‘wine of Argentina,’ what might be the first thing that comes to mind? Unless you are a connoisseur, you would probably say Malbec. There are many things about Malbec I could write about, but that information can be found on hundreds of web pages. What some do not know is sparkling wine(…)

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month: June 2012

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month: June 2012

Valley of (Culinary) Dreams Fans of Hunter Valley: put your life on hold for a month! June 2012 has been officially declared a “month-long celebration of Hunter Valley lifestyle,” with a host of interactive events to bring out the soul in fine wine and dining. Amid abundant fresh produce and the backdrop of Australia’s most(…)

Wine Destination: Palmaz Winery, Napa Valley

Wine Destination: Palmaz Winery, Napa Valley

There are 450 wineries within all of Napa County’s 788 square miles. That is pretty phenomenal if you think about the fact that the emergence of grape growing in this area really didn’t get its start until around 1860. That’s right, in just over 150 years there are (in case you need to see the(…)

Sotheby’s Champagne

Sotheby’s Champagne

This one’s not for auction World-renowned auctioneer Sotheby’s has added another string to its bow, by introducing its very own brand of top-class wine. The first champagne ever to be issued by an auction house comes courtesy of R&L Legas, the 204-year-old doyen of the industry associated with many a three-starred Michelin restaurant, including La(…)

Craving Spicy Asian Cuisine? Put that Red Wine Back!

Craving Spicy Asian Cuisine? Put that Red Wine Back!

Throughout the year, there are many occasions when I crave spicy Asian food.  There is something about the heat, the sweet aroma of chili spice, and even with sweat on my brow and coming through my pores I still want to eat bite after bite.  Perhaps it is not just the chilies, but the earthy(…)