14
Apr

Chablis – Perhaps the Purest of Chardonnay Wines

Chablis is far too often the forgotten White Burgundy. Sadly in America when you talk about Chablis you are compelled to use the adjectives “real” or “original” in conjunction with Chablis. The name Chablis is believed to have been derived from two Celtic words: “cab”... read more
07
Apr

Mythical White Whiskey

Introduction Five years ago I wrote about the mass introduction of so-called “White Whiskey.” At the time I said, “White Whiskey is becoming 2010’s pet rock but it seems more like this year’s Unicorn, a mythical creature.” I have not softened my view much since then... read more
07
Apr

Perfectly Grilled Leg of Lamb

Like so many carnivores I love a great roasted or grilled leg of lamb. What can I say – it’s in my blood. Years ago a chef friend of mine showed me trick that forever changed the way that I grill leg of lamb. It was one of those lightbulb over the head moments when... read more
06
Apr

Speak French – Wine Varietals

I believe that most of us know that New World wines are typically labeled by varietal (the grape, i.e. Chardonnay, Merlot and so on) while Old World (European) wines are typically labeled by place of origin. In the New World many of the grape varietals that are... read more

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