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...
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...
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,...