Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 2/14/2018 03:21 AM

Basque sports country is wine country, too

Vineyard SPOTLIGHT

Spain’s rugged Basque region is known in the country, and worldwide, for sports prowess, including the indigenous game jai alai. More...

Posted 1/17/2018 04:06 PM

Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 12/27/2017 03:04 AM

Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 11/29/2017 03:35 AM

Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 11/15/2017 03:30 AM

Tire family broke new ground in California valley

The Firestone family built a fortune where the rubber meets the road, manufacturing millions of tires for a growing nation of drivers. More...

Posted 10/4/2017 03:23 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 8/30/2017 12:34 AM

Vineyard Spotlight: Don’t overlook Greek reds

I recently dined at the Capital Grille in the Mercato with a lovely woman from Greece. We didn’t talk about Plato, Socrates or the credit crisis. We talked about the wonderful – and sometimes underappreciated – wines of Greece. More...

Posted 7/26/2017 04:31 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 6/28/2017 11:16 PM

Pity the vegan

My wife and kids went vegan on me. As a wine lover, this hits especially hard. Sure, I love fruits, dark leafy greens, whole grains, beans and peas. More...

Posted 5/31/2017 02:01 AM

Don’t judge a wine by its label

Perhaps you’ve been told to avoid wines with birds or reptiles on the labels. Or with embossed labels, or strange or nasty names? I used to obey that rule. Not anymore. More...

Posted 4/26/2017 07:18 PM

What’s good for The Goose

The Goose Wine Estate is in a valley by South Africa’s Outeniqua Mountains, where Retief Goosen and Dr. Werner Roux have been producing some of the region’s finest wines since getting started at the turn of the century.  More...

Posted 4/12/2017 03:52 AM

Malbec has made a name for Argentina

Pick up any bottle of malbec and the chances are pretty good it’s from Argentina. Developed in France, the malbec grape found a second life in the South American country that now exports the majority of the Malbec consumed in America.  More...

Posted 3/15/2017 02:48 PM

Peak wine hails from above the valley

Wine lovers know California’s Napa Valley as the place where some of the world’s best wines are made. More...

Posted 2/15/2017 05:13 AM

Australia: From penal colony to wine capital

When the first Europeans arrived in Australia in 1788 to establish a penal colony, no one would have guessed that 2½ centuries later, they’d be making some of the best wines in the world.  More...

Posted 1/11/2017 05:10 PM

Tracing a Champagne to Marie Antoinette

Occasions for savoring the tiny, tasty bubbles of a great Champagne also provide moments to recall the wine’s fascinating history.  Take Maison Piper-Heidsieck, one of my favorite Champagne houses.  More...

Posted 12/14/2016 04:53 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 11/30/2016 04:48 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 11/16/2016 03:33 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 10/26/2016 04:25 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart   More...

Posted 8/31/2016 03:31 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

Cirella’s Italian Bistro and Sushi Bar More...

Posted 6/29/2016 04:38 AM

The New Food-Friendly Wines of Spain

Amid the growing popularity of travel to Spain, interest in Spanish wines and winemaking regions is rising fast.  Formerly little-known Spanish grape varieties like Albariño and Garnacha are gaining fans as wine lovers move beyond favorites like More...

Posted 4/27/2016 02:30 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 4/13/2016 02:47 AM

Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 1/31/2018 04:12 PM

Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 1/17/2018 04:07 PM

Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 12/13/2017 08:32 PM

Organic wines: Easy on the Earth and your head

Vineyard SPOTLIGHT

Some of us will care more than others that organic farming puts less strain on the environment. But everyone hates hangovers, and organic wine is less likely to make your head hurt. More...

Posted 11/15/2017 03:30 AM

Restaurant GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 10/25/2017 01:20 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 10/4/2017 03:23 PM

Going ‘Sideways’ to film location

As a wine geek whose favorite movies are “Bottleshock” and “Sideways,” I was thrilled to visit the area where the 2004 Academy award-winning movie “Sideways” was filmed.   More...

Posted 8/30/2017 12:34 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart   More...

Posted 7/26/2017 04:31 PM

Cool it with pinot grigio

Southwest Florida summers offer the perfect occasions for chilled white wine.  When temperatures climb into the 90s, or brush up against 100 degrees, my wine of choice is pinot grigio.  More...

Posted 6/28/2017 11:16 PM

You're in the Spotlight

Spring Run Charitable Foundation awards over $100,000 to local charities

The Spring Run Charitable Foundation recently awarded over $100,000 to seven local charities. More...

Posted 5/31/2017 02:01 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 5/31/2017 02:01 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 4/26/2017 07:18 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart   More...

Posted 4/12/2017 03:52 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 3/29/2017 09:15 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 3/15/2017 02:48 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 3/1/2017 05:40 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 2/15/2017 05:13 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 1/26/2017 03:03 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 1/11/2017 05:10 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 12/28/2016 07:14 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 12/14/2016 04:53 PM

Cork or screw cap?

I often hear people debate which type of wine bottle closure is best. The closure is a stopper, the object used to seal a bottle and prevent contact between the wine and oxygen, which can damage it.  More...

Posted 11/16/2016 03:33 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 9/28/2016 03:12 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

Cirella’s Italian Bistro and Sushi Bar More...

Posted 7/27/2016 03:44 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

Cirella’s Italian Bistro and Sushi Bar More...

Posted 6/1/2016 04:00 PM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 4/27/2016 02:30 AM

RESTAURANT GUIDE

A Table Apart More...

Posted 3/30/2016 04:41 PM