Tag: wine

A Midsummer’s Night Wine Dinner

Story and photo by Bob Sacks Summertime cries out for thirst-quenching white and rosé wines; certainly this summer’s oppressive heat and humidity, even more so, but die-hard wine drinkers will seek out...

August 29, 2016 | comments

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

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