But That Wine Was “Aggressive” With Me, First!

by Christina on November 12, 2013

The minute I heard that New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov was speaking at our library fundraiser, I knew I would raise my hand to ask The Question. It’s the same one I ask nearly every wine guru/grower/maker I’ve ever met: What do you think of hyperdecanting?

Asimov and Loccke, photo courtesy Chanda Hall for Baristanet Asimov and Loccke, photo courtesy Chanda Hall for Baristanet

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Doritos and Barbara

March 8, 2013

There is a reason why we eat junk food. At the end of the day, it is painfully close to the reason why we drink good wine. There is a certain unspeakable pleasure in it. It’s personal, guilty, and bound to bring out fierce opinions. Why on earth would you spend that much on a [...]

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Boxed Wine: It’s there for you when you need it

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We’ve all had weeks like this. You know, the kind where you decide to paint the bathroom and the hot water heater inexplicably explodes? Then while you’re loudly requesting “Robin’s Egg Blue” in Portuguese over the din of the Wet-Vac, you find out that your kids’ after-school activity was inexplicably canceled. They are almost home. [...]

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Starting with Champagne

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Picture this: A wedding day. Flowers fill the table and perfume the air. Love. Happiness. You have just finished an excellent meal (remember, this is hypothetical). A flute of something bubbly appears before you, as a guest rises to make a toast. Your glass smells of crisp green apples and rising bread. This is sure [...]

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Winter is for White

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If there is one thing the Sexy Mother Foodie truly loves, it is breaking rules. People tend to think of red wines as rich and warming—the stuff of hearty stews and fireside cocktail hours. The problem is the extension of this logic to mean that whites are for summers, when we need to cool ourselves [...]

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