Sipping the Light Fantastic

Sipping the Light Fantastic

Here's a light and lovely red that has all the charm of a Beaujolais but is made right here in California. I admit that I knew nothing about this grape variety, which is also known as Napa Gamay or Napa Gamay 15. At its point of origin in the Longueduc-Rousillon...

The Pros of Prosecco

The Pros of Prosecco

The “pro” in Prosecco might just mean that this reasonably priced Italian charmer is one to consider if Champagne—the real stuff—is not in your budget. If you like champagne but don't appreciate the price tag, I'd like to suggest a high quality Prosecco. While true...

A Grenache with Panache

A Grenache with Panache

Among the offerings at a recent Rhone tasting in SF, I found several bottles to share with readers, and I want to start with a red that's geared to summer and that can be sipped alone or put beside food. This marvel of versatility and panache is the 2013 Seven Oxen...

Moroccan Stoup offers Warm Comfort

Moroccan Stoup offers Warm Comfort

  As defined by Rachel Ray, a stoup comes in somewhere between a soup and a stew in consistency...and that is what we have with this simple-to-assemble one pot wonder. For the vegetable you can use any leafy green or even a combination of several: kale is always...

Guilty conscience?

Guilty conscience?

Just over two weeks after the controversial opening of a McDonald’s in a Vatican-owned building just outside St. Peter’s Square, on January 16th the popular fast food chain started to distribute some 1,000 free meals to the homeless from here. Ironically, this “act of...

Americans in Paris: Not Enough of ‘Em

Americans in Paris: Not Enough of ‘Em

The absence of tourists unsettled by the recent terrorist attacks makes this an excellent time to visit to the City of Light. ‘They must be right,’ I said. ‘The official word is that tourism’s down twenty percent, and it certainly looks it.’ I was talking to Valerie...

The Incomparable Valle de Guadalupe

The Incomparable Valle de Guadalupe

Zipping southbound along the shimmering coastline mid-morning, there is a familiar feel and look.  Not for long.  From La Misión, La Ruta del Vino (the Wine Route) twists east to a vivid contrast of vines and olive trees, the Sonoran Desert and looming mountain...

From Top to Toe in St. Lucia

From Top to Toe in St. Lucia

The best way to get a proper sense of the island, it seemed, was to work my way up the island by road and by boat. More than anywhere St. Lucia is best visited by being on the move. The thing to do is to change hotels every few days. For all its beauty and fecundity,...

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