The Wine Lover’s Gift Guide: What to Get the Connoisseur Who Has Everything

“You are so difficult to buy for.”

If you have heard it once, you have heard it a thousand times! But when you get to a certain age, your wife, significant other or friends have a point. You can drop several hints about what size, what shape or what color, but rarely does a hint make the point. Continue reading

It’s the Stuffing, Stupid!

With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday bearing down upon us, I’d like to offer some suggestions to help inject some variety into the Holiday meal. In most families, the Thanksgiving Holiday is a meal where occasional wine drinkers will tip a glass with their family to toast the special day. Continue reading

Reliving the Days of the “Wolfpack”

On a particularly crisp Sunday in the Fall the world is a changed place. The football season is in full swing and the cooler weather has me thinking of great full bodied wines for the Fall. Continue reading

Here Comes the Sun

I believe that we are moving towards a better climate for wine drinkers in the upcoming months. Several wine publications, such as The Wine Spectator, have touted the current climate in the wine business as the “year of the consumer.” Continue reading

Wine Gift Baskets – The Perfect Gift if Done Right

As a housewarming gift, or holiday offering, wine gift baskets make a great gift. There’s so much more to wine consumption than a bottle of wine resting in a basket of raffia, however. Spice up your wine gift baskets with some nifty additions that will wow your recipient, and feed your creativity.

Choosing a bottle of wine for your wine gift baskets can be overwhelming. A good rule of thumb is to choose a bottle of wine that you enjoy. If you are not a wine lover, choose a wine that is bottled locally or in an area nearby for your wine gift basket. Supporting local growers is always appreciated. You may want to consider the season and pick your wine for your wine gift basket accordingly. Continue reading