• Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Reader question: so what IS the proper temperature for serving red wine?

    ​In my review of Row 14, I had very little to gripe about, since the restaurant served me one of the best meals I've had in a long time. But I did take issue with the temperature of a glass of pinot noir, which hit my table a few degrees too warm. This problem isn't unique to Row 14. In fact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Four zesty New Zealand sauvignon blancs to sip while you wait for summer

    ​While the arrival of summer is mere weeks away, it's been too damned cold here to think about any of the best springtime wines, never mind all the fantastic rosé that's piling up on liquor and wine shop shelves around town. But while it's still chilly outside, in our hearts and minds we're a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Riedel Glass Seminar at the Tivoli today

    ​There are a lot of rules regarding alcohol that I don't follow, but using the right glass for the right wine is a dictum that I have learned -- after hundreds of hours of personal research -- is key to giving wine the only chance to taste as the vintner wanted it to taste. You can save your ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Surf's Not Up

    The Ladybug Transistor steers clear of the beach.