Tag: Charles B. Rubinstein

Wines for End-of-Season Grilling

By Charles B. Rubinstein “Sunburn is very becoming, but only when it is even – One must be careful not to look like a mixed grill.” –Noel Coward   This...

September 6, 2013 | comments

What’s in a Name?

By Charles B. Rubinstein “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet   Until...

July 12, 2013 | comments

Looking at Wine as an Investment

By Charles B. Rubinstein Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repairing. – Billy Rose   If one considers the purchase of wine as an investment in future drinking...

May 31, 2013 | comments

Picking the Right Zin

By Charles B. Rubinstein In the mirrorlike relationship between wine and human beings, Zinfandel owned more reflective properties than any other grape… As a result, its own “true” nature might...

April 21, 2013 | comments

How Restaurants Decide on the Price for Wine

By Charles B. Rubinstein Buy it and never count the cost; For one white singing hour of peace Count many a year of strife well lost … Sara Teasdale, Barter...

March 22, 2013 | comments

The Pleasures of Sherry

By Charles B. Rubinstein “If penicillin cures illnesses, Sherry resuscitates the dead.” –Sir Alexander Fleming   “I don’t get any respect,” was the oft-repeated line that the late Rodney Dangerfield...

February 22, 2013 | comments

Making Your New Year’s Resolutions about Wine

By Charles B. Rubinstein   A good resolution is like an old horse, which is often saddled but rarely ridden. – Mexican Proverb   Each January I usually try to foretell what...

January 18, 2013 | comments

Beaujolais: A Versatile Food Wine

By Charles B. Rubinstein Three rivers bathe Lyon: the Rhône, the Saône and the Beaujolais” – Anonymous French saying   There was a time that the third Thurs­day of November was looked...

October 26, 2012 | comments

Syrah Shiraz

By Charles B. Rubinstein “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet   Every so...

September 21, 2012 | comments

What to Do when Faults Occur in Wine

By Charles B. Rubinstein “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars…” from Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare Cassius, in speaking to his friend, Brutus, had far weightier matters...

August 17, 2012 | comments

New Zealand Pinot Noirs Have a Lot Going for Them

By Charles B. Rubinstein New Zealand made a name in the wine world back in the 1960s when its sauvignon blanc came on to the market and was a hit...

July 20, 2012 | comments

Time For Summer Wine

By Charles B. Rubinstein Start thinking about crisp white wines for the hot weather to come I know it’s only May and summer isn’t officially here until June 20, but...

May 11, 2012 | comments

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