Five Rosé Wines to Enjoy this Summer

The summer of rosé is in full swing! It’s an international love affair, with rosé wine being made around the world from a variety of different grapes. Try one of these AG picks tonight: Cune Rosado Rioja 2013 Rioja Alta, Spain From CVNE (pronounced Coo-nay), a family owned and operated winery founded in 1879 in […]

Seduce Your Senses with Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

Want to add some spice to your Valentine’s Day? Or maybe something sweet is more your style? Titillate your taste buds with a glass of Fifty Shades of Grey White Silk or Red Satin, wines inspired by the sensual series. As Anastasia Steele would say, “oh my!” Author and wine enthusiast E.L. James drew inspiration […]

Helfrich: White Wines from Alsace

Elegance is the word that comes to mind when sipping the wines of Helfrich. A limited selection of white wines from the family-owned winery in Alsace, France are now available in the United States. The Helfrich Cremant d’Alsace Brut demonstrates that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a high quality French sparkling […]

Wines for Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Whether you prefer to say “I love you” with something sparkling, sweet or pink, here are wines that are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day. Demarie Birbet Brachetto Roero, Italy $20, 6.5% alcohol by volume Lightly sparkling, a touch sweet and a deep magenta hue make Brachetto an ideal sip on Valentine’s Day. This wine comes […]

Discover Temecula: Briar Rose Winery

Tucked away in a valley in southern California is Temecula, one of the state’s lesser known wine regions.  While it may not yet have the name recognition of Napa or Sonoma, Temecula is home to more than 30 wineries.  At just 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 60 miles north of San Diego, Temecula […]

AG Pick: 2006 Trimbach Gewurztraminer

I can’t think of a better wine to toast the arrival of spring than the 2006 Trimbach Gewurztraminer.  Its beautiful and aromatic floral notes evoke thoughts of the first flowers of the season starting to bloom, and it is sure to make you smile after your first sip. I first tried a Gewurztraminer from the […]

Something Sweet: Dessert & Fortified Wines

Some like it sweet — I certainly do.  So I couldn’t wait to explore the world of sweet and fortified wines during the “Sweet Dreams” seminar at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Hosted by Master Sommeliers Laura DePasquale, John Blazon, Eric Hemer and Doug Frost (also a Master of Wine), the seminar featured […]

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

A great Thanksgiving feast deserves a great wine!  Though selecting a bottle for your holiday dinner may seem a little daunting at first, the many flavors mean you can serve a variety of wines. I’ve come up with a list of traditional pairings like Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, less common ones like semi-sweet white wines […]