Touring the lush, lovely Loire


Ah, the Loire Valley: I’ve heard many appreciative comments about the region. And over the years, I have met many winemakers and winery owners from the Loire and tasted many of their wines. Now, however, I’ve returned from a whirlwind Cliff Notes tour of the valley and have a firsthand perspective.

Pro Prosecco


Prior to the financial meltdown of 2007-08, weekend or dinner guests would often bring a celebratory bottle of Champagne to my house to get…

Sake to me


I’ve never felt the effects of sake because, quite honestly, I have never finished the small porcelain cup it was offered in and I’ve…