Grunge, java, and great grapes
It's hard to imagine Washington as a premier wine-growing region, given what popular culture has to say about the place—rainy Seattle, birthplace of grunge music, home of denizens whose thirst for...
Oregon's Pinot Power.
Oregon's Route 99W may not be as famous to wine lovers as Napa Valley's Silverado Trail, but it deserves to be.
Flanked on the west by rolling vineyards and dominated to the east by Mount Hood, this...
We’ll Drink to That!
The storm clouds of holiday stress are gathering forebodingly on the horizon. Many of our most important religious and secular holidays manage to be crammed into a period of just five weeks. But lest...
Made in Maryland
Perhaps the most alluring charm of European travel, at least from a wine perspective, is getting the chance to sample regional wines with regional fare. To wash down a hunk of Crottin de...
Often when one reads wine descriptions, the food pairing suggestion is "delicious with grilled porterhouse" or "a natural with poached salmon." While there may be truth to such assertions, they...
Safety is an admirable goal. It's what motivates us to inhabit cozy homes, to strap on our seatbelts, to step away from that grizzly bear. There's safety in numbers, of course. There's even a...
I originally got drawn into following the Tour de France every July because of Lance Armstrong's string of victories, but I remain entranced by the event because of its drama, its sweep, and even...
It's crunch time for wedding planners, judging by the invitations in my mailbox. I enjoy going to weddings, for they are events filled with love and happiness and (occasionally) good music. They...
Do you have a problem committing to self-improvement or resolutions at New Year's? I do. It's not a convenient time of year for such things. Residual holiday cheer (and stress), plus the long...
I've picked up a rather severe case of spring fever. I am aching to engage in outdoor activities that it isn't quite warm enough for; I'm also feeling the tug of lighter red wines and fresh whites...