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There's Something About Sake

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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Mercury Rising

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This will not be the last wine column you come across this summer urging you to switch away from bigger reds and heavier whites that are appropriate in colder months. Hell, I've written this colu  

Trust Your Taste

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
A recent New York Times wine column reported on several studies that attempt to identify how a wine's price affects consumer perception. Apparently, "average" consumers tend to like a wine better if  

Diner: Mystical Alchemy

The Cincinnati Wine Festival has great taste ... and tastes great, too!

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
When I was a kid, there was often a gallon jug of Gallo's Hearty Burgundy on the floor beside my father's chair at dinnertime. Like many wine drinkers of a certain age, that was my introduction  

Terroir-ists Converge on Covington!

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I love wine bars: Casual neighborhood places where you can relax with friends, drink something new, maybe even let your guard down enough to consider pretentious concepts like terroir (the way a sp  

Review: A Forkable Feast

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Years ago, I lived on takeout from a cramped Cuban/Chinese restaurant that made spectacular (and cheap) roast chicken and a local sushi joint where I felt like Norm (good God, I'm old!) entering Ch  

Rue Dumaine (Review)

Chef Anne Kearney opens terrific destination dining spot south of Dayton

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2008
As a restaurant reviewer, it's hard to be unbiased. Some places I'm just predisposed to like. So I'll admit this upfront: I've looked forward to dining at Rue Dumaine with the eagerness of a   

There's History in the Glass

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Last night I had dinner with my in-laws -- spaetzle with butter and onions and big, fat knockwurst. A typical German meal like this works great with a nice pilsner, but I felt like drinking wine.   

'Spirited' Books for Giving

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Some of my most treasured possessions are books I've received over the years for birthdays, Christmases and graduations. When I re-read them, I'm always reminded of the people who gave them to me. In  

Zinfandel: An American Story

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
We're flying to Omaha this Thanksgiving to visit my brother's family, so I shipped him a case of wine several weeks ago and asked him to stash it in the cellar. We'll be drinking a wide variety of