Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Eve Champagne and Sparkling Wine Guide

Tonight countless bottles of bubbly will be popped as we gather to celebrate the passing of 2010 and the start of 2011. The absolute worst thing you can do is to celebrate with an inferior bottle of bubbly. But good sparkling wine and Champagne doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are four bottles that…

Are you ready for New Year’s?

Here we are on the brink of another New Year’s celebration and of course that means bubbly!First just a point of accuracy–“Champagne” is wine that comes from Champagne, France. If it isn’t from Champagne, France, it isn’t Champagne.Now that, that’s out of the way let’s get down to some rules of thumb rather than getting…

Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 review by (PB)

This Central Coast (Calif.) beaut. is a dark purple with lush fruity, chocolate aromas and cigar box fragrance and all sorts of good things!Palate–this is a bold wine with big, tight, dark fruit, espresso, more black plum, baker’s chocolate and after 24 hours is even better still loads of cherry fruit as well. I paid…