Monthly Archives: April 2011

International Wines for Your Easter Basket

Versatility is the name of the game this Easter so start with picking out a wine that will play well with your main course and then refine your selection based on a few key side dishes. For example, if you … Continue reading

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Kosher Wines for Passover – Not Your Father’s Manischewitz

Not long ago, the thought of drinking kosher wines conjured up memories of sweet, cloying beverages that tasted more like grape juice and brandy then anything resembling wine. But today, kosher wines have entered a new era. There are a … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week: Does a Wine Taste Better Because It Costs More???

Is the perceived taste or pleasure of the wine influenced by price? It is a mystery similar to the chicken and the egg. Does the wine taste better because it costs more or does it cost more because the wine … Continue reading

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Wine Lineup at Kosta Browne Dinner

Here are my notes from the remarkable Kosta Browne dinner at Bistro Bis featuring Michael Browne and Tony Lombardi: 2001 Trimbach Frederic Emile Cuvee Riesling – Delicious, unctous and charming. 1990 Charles Heidsieck Millesime – A lovely way to get … Continue reading

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Kosta Browne Dinner at Bistro Bis

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting Michael  Browne, winemaker/owner of the uber-popular Kosta Browne Winery – producer of elegant California Pinot Noir wines, for a remarkable wine dinner at Bistro Bis in Washington, DC. Tony Lombardi, PR … Continue reading

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The Future of Cabernet – 2009 California Barrel Tasting

This year, the 26th Annual California Barrel Tasting featured over 60 wines from 37 different wineries, mostly from the acclaimed 2009 vintage. Since the wines are still aging in barrels – and are not commercially available for a year or … Continue reading

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