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

Hugel: The Jewel of Alsace

Hugel: The Jewel of Alsace By Bob Lipinski   Alsace is a storybook region dotted with picturesque villages in northeast France. It occupies a narrow strip of land between Strasbourg and Mulhouse. It is no more than four miles wide … Continue reading

Austria: Land of Wine, Cheese, and Waltzes

Austria: Land of Wine, Cheese, and Waltzes By Bob Lipinski Although archeological evidence dates winemaking and grape-growing in Austria back thousands of years, its wines have always been overshadowed by those of Germany. Austria’s four major grape-growing regions are Burgenland, Niederösterreich, … Continue reading

Wagner Vineyards, Finger Lakes

During my annual pilgrimage to the Finger Lakes wine country, I had the opportunity of stopping by Wagner Vineyards on Lake Seneca for a tour and tasting of some really fine wines. We were greeted by Laura Wagner Lee, daughter … Continue reading

Oldies…Still Drinkable

Wine Event I recently attended a tasting of “golden oldies” (no, not music, although I really enjoy listening to Little Anthony & The Imperials), older wines that may be, could be, or are already past their peak of drinkability (shot … Continue reading