From Faith — We just received word that the whole cluster Pinot Noir we recommended for Thanksgiving and is from Oregon is now sold out everywhere. Last night I tried a terrific Italian red that will go well with turkey and trimmings. It’s priced anywhere from $15 to $20, and it’s called Solane Santi Valpolicella […]
From Faith and Alex Province — On special occasions, Champagne is a dazzling host gift, especially at the holidays. We just re-tasted Pol Roger Brut Reserve, the same sparkler chosen by Kate and William for their Westminster wedding. This one, $50-$60, exceeds our normal price point of $20 and under, we realize, but since the […]
From Faith — One of my favorite New Yorker cartoonists, Roz Chast, has created something for the coming holiday. Have a look!
It’s a juicy 2012 or 2013 Willamette Vineyard Whole Cluster Pinot Noir, around $20 per bottle. We tried it, on the recommendation of Alex Province, with turkey, stuffing, and the toughest challenge, cranberry sauce. It matched perfectly. Faith loved its fruit-forward pop as a sipping wine, too. At your wine store, simply tell them the […]
By her own admission, Faith can’t open an oyster or clam to save her life, despite that she loves both. This explains why she was intrigued when she saw a magazine ad for the Aw Shucks!™ Oyster Opener, claiming that “anyone” can open an oyster using this contraption. Pretty soon, Larry Schneider of Maine was […]