Month: November 2016

Events, General Wine, Italian, Red wines, White Wines

Need a Thanksgiving Day wine? Here are 21 great selections

My wine experts agree: Thanksgiving is an all-American holiday and the traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings goes best with American wine. However, there are some wonderful Italian, French and Greek wines that pair well with the holiday meal. That said, here are 21 suggestions from some of the best wine directors in the […]

Events, Flavor of the day, General Wine, White Wines

Wilson Creek's Peach Bellini: A unique holiday sparkler

So what will I be drinking with the Wine Goddess, Bella the cat, and the rest of the family on Thanksgiving Day? <a href=”http://blogs.lowellsun.com/winenovice/files/2016/11/Bellini.jpg”><img class=”size-medium wp-image-3531″ src=”http://blogs.lowellsun.com/winenovice/files/2016/11/Bellini-225×300.jpg” alt=”Wilson Creek Winery’s Peach Bellini is fine holiday starter.” width=”225″ height=”300″ /></a> Wilson Creek Winery’s Peach Bellini is fine holiday starter. There’s one definite on my list, and […]

Events

Buying wine? Apps can help you make a decision

There are plenty of good wines on the market to fit everyone’s palate profile. This means there is no reason for anyone to overspend on a bottle of wine in order to enjoy a satisfying experience. I’ve preached this time and again, and yet wonderful people still call me and say, “Jim, I found this […]

Events

Trump Meritage: Hail to the chief!

So what’s the best way to celebrate a new U.S. President? Drink his wine. On Tuesday night, the Wine Goddess brought out the beautifully decorated presidential wine case she purchased months ago at the Merrimack Valley Food Bank charity auction. It contained two  Trump Winery bottlings and two glasses patriotically decorated glasses – one with Hillary […]

Events, General Wine

The revival of ancient Greek wines

Greece is the 14th largest wine producer in the world, an astonishing fact considering the country’s total land mass is slightly larger than the state of Tennessee. It’s not easy to plant vineyards there either. Of Greece’s 50,000 total square miles, 70 percent is mountainous and 20 percent is made up of islands. Up until […]