Food and wine pairing – a different approach

A huge mystique has grown up around the concept of the right wine with the right food. Pronouncements of inviolable rules abound, like “red wine with red meat, white wine with fish”, “the only feasible match for asparagus is sauvignon blanc”...

Champagne and the Dahlonega Plateau AVA

Champagne is a massively important brand name. It represents (or so we are led to believe) all that is best in sparkling wines. Its provenance is fiercely guarded by the French AOC system. As well as the region of production, the winemaking techniques are strictly...

Blue Wine

No, this post is not about the so-called “Blue Laws” which restrict the freedom of wine producers and drinkers in USA.  Long term readers of this blog may remember a posting from some time ago about Red, White and Blue wines. A Spanish company called Gik...

A lonely American in London

I was in London recently to attend the London Wine Fair. For many years this had claimed to be the biggest wine trade show in the world. And certainly it was in the past – it was there in previous years that I have tasted wines from up and coming regions like...

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