Port Wine & Cheese: Just in Time for Cold Weather

Port Wine & Cheese: Just in Time for Cold Weather

By Bob Lipinski Port is one of my absolute favorite wines, especially when cold weather comes knocking. There is nothing like a slightly chilled glass of port with a wedge of cheese, a bowl of nuts, and a roaring fire. Port is a sweet red, rosé, or white fortified...
Stilton: England’s Famous Blue Cheese

Stilton: England’s Famous Blue Cheese

By Bob Lipinski Stilton is a world-famous blue cheese made in the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Nottinghamshire, in England, from pasteurized cow’s milk. Stilton was first mentioned in print about 1727, when novelist Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) wrote about...
Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

By Bob Lipinski Regardless of the time of year, no one can resist a bowl of hot linguine swimming in a sauce loaded with shrimp and flavored with garlic, hot pepper, and plenty of lemon. 1 pound linguine, cooked al dente 1-1/2 pounds of large or extra-large shrimp,...
Armagnac: France’s Other Great Brandy

Armagnac: France’s Other Great Brandy

By Bob Lipinski Armagnac is a brandy distilled from wine and is often confused with its close cousin, Cognac. However, Armagnac’s taste is fuller and richer and is described as less “burning” and more mellow. Armagnac comes from the Gascony region in southwest France,...
Champagne & Cheese for The Holidays

Champagne & Cheese for The Holidays

By Bob Lipinski What could be more alluring than a chilled glass of champagne with its bubbles dancing in the glass, paired with a soft, smooth, and creamy wedge of cheese? My holiday recommendations for sparkling wines include “bubbly” from France and Italy, although...