A lifetime ago, when I was a community college professor who knew nothing about wine, I was contemplating a move to New York. I interviewed for a job at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. I stayed overnight there and thought it was such a great little city. I jumped at the opportunity … More Hudson-Chatham Winery in Troy, New York
I am sure that during my commutes around the city of Napa, I have passed the Ackerman Heritage House at 608 Randolph Street before, the hospitality and tasting home of Ackerman Family Vineyards. However, on this rainy February day, nothing was more inviting as my co-workers and I entered by way of a back door. … More Ackerman Family Vineyards
As my companion and I approached the address of The Red Hook Winery, which is located in a popular, growing warehouse district of Brooklyn, we had to pay close attention to the signage so as to not get lost. *CLICK HERE TO READ*
It has been a while since I published what I would call a Beth’s Smart Sip, a wine whose quality exceeds its price point, but I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to taste the 2016 Crowded House Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (SRP $12.95, sample provided by Nonni Strategic Marketing, LLC), and share my … More Beth’s Smart Sip: 2016 Crowded House Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
When you think of Maryland, what comes to mind? Not having spent much time in Maryland until recently, I immediately thought of the Eastern Shore, crab cakes, and the Baltimore Orioles. It turns out that Maryland is much more than beaches, baseball, and seafood. It is a world-class winegrowing and winemaking region that dates back … More Taste Maryland!
I was recently asked to contribute a movie or television wine moment to a recent Snooth article, Wine in the Movies and on TV, and being the hopeless romantic that I am, my immediate choice was French Kiss, a longtime favorite movie. *CLICK HERE TO READ*
Just in time for your 4th of July cookouts, I decided to taste the 2014 Antigual Uno Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $18.00, sample for review). For those of you who have followed this website for at least a year will recall that I reviewed the 2013 Antigal Uno Malbec, whose tasting experience transported me to my … More 4th of July Cookout Wine of the Moment: 2014 Antigal Uno Cabernet Sauvignon