What’s in My Glass? Schiava.

There’s a time and place for sauce-smothered ribs, pulled pork, greasy hot dogs and bacon-laden cheeseburgers. There’s also a time for salad, grilled vegetables, tabouleh, and fresh peaches. That...

Wined & Dined: Open-Fire Pizza

With temperatures topping 100 degrees in Northern California this week, I’ve officially retired my oven (and most other indoor cooking appliances) for the season in favor of staying relatively sane cool...

Portuguese Wines + An American Table...

Whenever Mediterranean wine and food comes up, so do cheese and charcuterie. Contrary to popular belief, people in Spain and Portugal eat more than soft cheese and cured ham–shocking, I know. Recently,...

What’s in My Glass? Wine Sprit...

I’ll be honest, wine spritzers were the first alcoholic beverage that I was allowed to drink at home at the ripe old age of 16. I guess my dad figured some Portuguese jug wine and Sprite wouldn’t...

Dare to Pair: Bacon Edition

I couldn’t resist bringing Dare to Pair back to NYC when I visited last month, and what better excuse to indulge on wine and bacon then vacation? Sadly, the venerable tasting panel discovered that most...

What’s in My Glass? Brunello.

This week, all hell broke lose and I was in desperate need of good wine to survive. By “all hell” I mean broken legs, broken refrigerators, and broken resolve regarding housework thanks to puppies...

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