Wine versus Beer: Here’s a topic to start a pub brawl: is wine better than beer? You know my bias, but I had fun with this tongue-in-cheek topic, looking at various aspects from how wine and beer are made to how they taste.
Hot Drinks: Ah, the pleasurable warmth of drinks such as hot toddies, mulled wine and hot butter rum cider. Here are recipes and tips on making these lovely after-dinner drinks. Listen
Sommelier for a Night: I chat with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table, about the night I worked as an “undercover sommelier” in a fancy French restaurant. Along the way, we discuss tips on choosing from a restaurant wine list and what to expect in terms of good service. Listen
Pasta Wines: Pasta is one of the tastiest comfort foods and it works with many wines, depending on it’s prepared. Here are tips on how to choose bottles for noodles. Listen
House Wine: Having your own house wine shouldn’t be limited to restaurants. These favorite bottles are great for entertaining, gift giving and returning to when you want a comfortable standby. Listen