Winston Churchill and Pol Roger Champagne

Winston Churchill and Pol Roger Champagne

By Bob Lipinski “I only drink Champagne when in love and when not.” —Christian Pol Roger Pol Roger founded the Champagne house of “Pol Roger” in 1849, in Epernay, France. In the ensuing years, Pol Roger has created a name and reputation as one of finest Champagnes in...
A Quartet of Bordeaux Wines

A Quartet of Bordeaux Wines

By Bob Lipinski “Drinking the right wine at the right time is an art.” —Horace A. Vachell There is little in the world more alluring than a glass of red Bordeaux wine. In Bordeaux, centuries of blending mastery combined with a unique terrain and climate give birth to...
Zinfandel— America’s Grape— America’s Wine

Zinfandel— America’s Grape— America’s Wine

By Bob Lipinski Zinfandel is a classic all-American grape variety, planted in virtually all of California’s grape-growing areas. It is a thin-skinned, medium-acid red grape with a mysterious past and has been grown throughout California for over 150 years. For decades...
Cornacchia Wines of Italy—A Hidden Treasure

Cornacchia Wines of Italy—A Hidden Treasure

By Bob Lipinski The Cornacchia Winery is situated in the region of Abruzzo (known as Abruzzi in Italy) located in a mountainous area east of Latium in the south-central part of Italy off the Adriatic Sea. In this region the two most prolific and popular grape...
That’s “Amari:” Bittersweet Endings To Any Meal

That’s “Amari:” Bittersweet Endings To Any Meal

By Bob Lipinski Amari (plural of amaro), the Italian term for “bitters,” refers to distilled spirits containing an infusion of bittering “botanicals” such as herbs, roots, or barks. Some of the many botanicals used include gentian, rhubarb, quinine, aniseed, saffron,...