Fondue— A Swiss Tradition

Fondue— A Swiss Tradition By Bob Lipinski As the weather turns colder and days become shorter, thoughts of sitting around a roaring fire come to mind. Although freshly roasted chestnuts and large mugs of mulled wine or even hot chocolate … Continue reading

Great Italian Reds for Barbecues

Great Italian Reds for Barbecues By Bob Lipinski I love to barbecue and enjoy grilling steaks, chops, ribs, vegetables, seafood and most other foods. While I’m grilling over hot coals, plenty of water or beer seems to quench my thirst, … Continue reading

Amarone della Valpolicella… One of Italy’s Great Red Wines

Amarone della Valpolicella… One of Italy’s Great Red Wines By Bob Lipinski Amarone della Valpolicella. A DOCG (2010) wine produced on hilly portions of the Valpolicella Classico Zone in the northeastern part of Veneto bordered on the west by the … Continue reading

2015 Burgundies Have Arrived

2015 Burgundies Have Arrived By Bob Lipinski The superb 2015 vintage is described by Jancis Robinson, M.W. as “seriously impressive.” The vintage produced excellent red and white wines across the board. The red wines I tasted were loaded with heaps … Continue reading

Wine & Cheese: Bubbling Discoveries

Wine & Cheese: Bubbling Discoveries By Bob Lipinski I love “bubbly” … sparkling wines that dance on my tongue, revealing their subtle or bold flavors. Some are crisp and quite dry, while others are off-dry or even sweet. Virtually every … Continue reading