ernest hemingway and everyday italians

Italians know how to live well. They eat and drink with gusto, they nap, they go on vacation in August (all of August), and they value friends and family above … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

50 most expensive wines

If you love wine and drink it often, you’ve likely set some personal parameters regarding your spending. Perhaps you tell yourself you’d like to stick to $15 bottles for everyday drinking, and $50 … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

wine + pregnancy

Regular readers may have noticed, I’ve gone missing. There’s a good excuse though: pregnancy. Yep, it’s my third time–and last time–through the whirlwind of baby-boy-making. (Apparently, I am only capable of creating … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

all about decanting

When I entered the wine business as a wine-dumb 22-year-old, I knew almost nothing (except that I loved drinking it!). I was smack dab in the middle of snob central  … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

grape lust: sauvignon blanc

The Acid Queen will not be muted. She is no wallflower. She glows with verve, stings if you let her. No apologies will be made for her savage greenness. She … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

magic rocks

  MAGIC ROCKS “What’s thaaaaat?” my inquisitive five-year-old asked, with that fleeting, five-year-old-boy kind of wonder in his voice. “Is it part of a volcano? It looks like lava, or an alien brain. … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 7 Comments

wine lie #2: screw caps = cheap wine

I had a radio interview this morning on the NPR station in Kansas City and we talked a bit about screw caps, and why I love them. Below you’ll find the basics. This … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 3 Comments