Monthly Archives: January 2011

All-Star Wines for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game

In the world of sports, North Carolina is probably better known for NASCAR than it is for professional ice hockey, but this year’s 58th NHL All-Star game will be hosted by Carolina Hurricanes and the city of Raleigh, NC on Sunday, … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week – Tawny Ports: Good Values for Cold Nights

Typical Tawny Ports make a nice aperitif on a cold night and pair well with most chocolate based – and some fruit-centric – desserts. Best of all, they are ready to enjoy within a year or so of purchase. Listen … Continue reading

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Annual Predictions Lunch Provides Unpredictable Wines

At the end of each year, my dear friend, Kevin, holds a “Predictions” Lunch at the Capital Grill where a group of regulars gather to make predictions about such mundane things like, “who will win the Super Bowl” or “will … Continue reading

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Tawny Ports are the Port-side of Value

Last week, I wrote about value-oriented wines from Lisbon, Portugal. But Lisbon is not the only region in Portugal with a corner on the value-market. There are many good buys to be had on the Port-side of Portugal, namely Tawny Port. … Continue reading

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WTOP Wine of the Week, January 14, 2011 – Value Wines of Lisbon

This is an audio recap of the Washington Examiner column reviewing value wines of Lisbon – listen in! January 14, 2010 – Value Wines of Lisbon

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Great Wine Values from Lisbon!

Today, the wines produced in the Lisbon region are some of the best examples of Portuguese winemaking. Not only are these wines versatile – they pair beautifully with food or can be enjoyed on their own – but they also … Continue reading

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Wine Glasses Provide Insight for The New Year

The size and shape of the bowl as well as the type of glass used all make a huge difference in extracting the truest quality of wine, so if I have one major resolution for the New Year – other … Continue reading

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