Jardin en Fleurs Sauvignon Blanc Celebrates Spring

I did it. As a signal to Mother Nature or Father Equinox, or whatever Benevolent Being might be watching, I did it.I hung my springtime forsythia-branch wreath on my front door, cold weather be damned!Was any Being watching or listening?? In fact, someonemust have noticed my wreath!  Sunday brought a warm, hazy day—the warmest...

Saint M Riesling with the Talented Trio

Chef Andrew, Certified Specialist of Wine Sue, and Cheese Specialist Katie taste the Saint M Riesling and pair it with some delicious cheese and a Thai-inspired soup! Here is Chef Andrew’s recipe for the soup, which is amazing, by the way! Thai Peanut Coconut Curry Soup 2 large sweet potatoes, cooked 1 tablespoon olive...

Octave Vinho Verde for St. Patty’s Wine Geeks

I do love a good black and tan on St. Patrick’s Day!  But really, what’s a wine geek to do on this beer-drinker’s holiday?? Drink green wine, of course! That would be Vinho Verde (literally, green wine) to which I am referring.  It comes from the coolest and wettest part of Portugal, the northwestern...

Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay Is Number One for March

The arrival of March is something to celebrate.  It was the perfect reason to gather friends for a Chardonnay tasting!   Chardonnay is the wine for end-of-winter drinking.  It allows us to throw off the shackles of red-wines-only, while steering clear of wines that are crisp, light, patio quaffers.  Not quite ready for those...