Sparkling Wine

In case you are wondering why the title is “49 Million Bubbles” let me explain, there are supposedly there 49 million bubbles in a bottle of true Champagne, although I have never met anyone who actually counted them. Most Americans only Drink Champagne or Sparkling wine once or twice aContinue Reading

Petite Basque

Looking for a good alternative to Spanish Manchego? Add P’tit Basque to your cheeseboard! As its name implies, P’tit Basque is a small cheese, much smaller than most wheels of aged sheep’s milk cheese. The petite cylinder stands about 3 inches tall and weighs about 1 ¼ to a poundContinue Reading

Aviation Cocktail

The Aviation cocktail a turn of the century classic cocktail was created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York. The gin based recipe was first published in Ensslin’s 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks. Ensslin’s recipe called for 1½ oz. El Bart gin, ¾ oz. lemonContinue Reading

Just about every summer, I get asked “What is my favorite wine during a hot summer afternoon?” My response without hesitation is I love rosé wines from California, Spain and France. Most of the time, the reaction I receive from the person asking the question is one of shock andContinue Reading