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...
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...
Beaujolais Nouveau Has Arrived!

Beaujolais Nouveau Has Arrived!

By Bob Lipinski Beaujolais Nouveau (known as Beaujolais Primeur in France) is the “new” Beaujolais wine that has been fermented to capture the ultimate in lightness and freshness besides its intense grapy aromas and flavors. Beaujolais is a grape-growing district...
Exploring Cabernet Franc Wines

Exploring Cabernet Franc Wines

By Bob Lipinski Cabernet Franc (kah-behr-NAY frahn) is a medium acid red grape variety grown in Bor­deaux, France since at least 1784. Cabernet Franc is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to make the dry wines of the Médoc, Graves, Pomerol, and...
Pinot Grigio—The Grape and the Wine

Pinot Grigio—The Grape and the Wine

By Bob Lipinski Pinot Grigio is the number one selling white wine from Italy and has been for many years. This fruity, easy-to-drink, dry to off-dry wine is made throughout the world with the bulk coming from Northern Italy. Pinot Grigio has been grown in Italy since...
Time to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Time to Celebrate Mother’s Day

By Bob Lipinski “Some are kissing mothers, and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.” (Pearl S. Buck) When we think of Mother’s Day, images of multicolored flowers, greeting cards with heartfelt words,...