Wine Pairings

Girl Scout cookies … and wine?

You like wine. You like Girl Scout cookies. So maybe a Girl Scout cookie and wine pairing would be … just your cup of tea. The slightly subversive (and wholly delightful) suggestion comes from Kris Margerum, wine director at Auberge du Soleil, the Napa Valley inn and Michelin-starred restaurant. Margerum maintains a wine list with…

Thanksgiving wines

Christmas makes me maudlin and New Year’s makes me morose, but there’s something about Thanksgiving that I find very appealing. For one thing it’s one-size-fits-all; you don’t have  to subscribe to any particular beliefs to enjoy stuffing yourself to the gills and watching football. For another it’s determinedly anti-gourmet. I’ve made Thanksgiving feasts that would…

What to Drink With What you Eat

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a time sandwich: Done with the old year, not quite ready to plunge into the new. And with all those holiday leftovers in the fridge, what better time to take the concept literally. I don’t mind saying that I had a delicious goose, stuffing and mayonnaise sandwich yesterday and…

Thanksgiving wine

I’ve been asked by my public, OK, one person, but I really like her, to suggest some wines for Thanksgiving. Which should be easy because I must have interviewed at least 20 sommeliers and other wine experts on this topic over the past few weeks. Except … every one of them had a different take.…