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...
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,...
The 2017 Burgundies Are Arriving

The 2017 Burgundies Are Arriving

By Bob Lipinski Overall, the 2017 vintage in Burgundy was excellent, providing both high quality and considerable quantity. Both reds and whites have a good fruit-acid-alcohol balance. The whites are excellent; perhaps the best vintage since 2014, with Chablis showing...