My wife and I really miss our friends in the restaurant industry, but are making the best of it by cooking up a storm at home. Last night I opened some tiny briny oysters from New Brunswick, sauteed a filet of black sea bass from Montauk and boiled the first spring asparagus. Nice dinner. Had a bottle of 2017 Chateau des Quarts Pouilly-Fuisse "Clos des Quarts" monopole.
A traditional Chianti Classico and a bright, mineral Riesling--these are the wines that turn simple dishes into spectacular meals.
Sure, Muscadet is one of the wine world’s best secret weapons, but can it age?
The red wine also sounds too good to be true. The price is almost absurdly reasonable in today's market. And do the fruit and terroir ever sing!
The high desert of Santa Barbara has a stark beauty that inspires. Having fallen hard for Grenache, New Zealand native Angela Osborne entered this dry, weathered landscape on a quest to make wines of great elegance and depth.
Cornas is a tiny world, and if you take the plunge into Northern Rhône geekdom – we highly recommend it!
This high altitude, combined with mineral-rich volcanic soils provide an exceptional environment for growing grapes.
Let’s say you need a white Burgundy that is totally delicious, with clean and precise fruit and strong minerality. One that is still fresh and energetic yet with just enough cellaring to get beyond its awkward oaky/reductive stage. Something that tastes like Meursault would be nice. And how about under $30?
The taut hum of acidity is harmoniously enshrined in cool red fruit, floating in a pool of minerality, the structure so seamless, so effortless. It makes you ask: Why isn't it always this good?
Santorini is a Grecian paradise, a speck of isolated land in the Aegean sea with sun-drenched shores, ancient ruins and a small, but flourishing wine industry. The indigenous Assyrtiko grape is the island's crown jewel, and few producers know it as well as Koutsoyannopoulos.