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Nick O'Connell

If you drink Prosecco, this should get you thinking. Has the bottle on the shelf been languishing there for years,  or is it young and vibrant? Perhaps there can be a way to know.

Bernard Kenner

What is the answer to, "How do you sell wine by the glass through the mail?"

Roger Morris

Talking about a wine often leads to a discussion about the winery. Here are three California wineries who make special efforts to welcome guests and share their wines and vineyard experiences with them.

Deborah Grossman

It’s often the people and places behind a wine as much as detail on the nose and finish that create a wine’s value. People dine out to “meet” the winemaker and learn where they make their wine. The principals and terroir at two Italian wineries recently captured my attention.

Deborah Grossman

Burgundy has had a long run of short vintages, including its 2016. Start writing checks for the 2015.

Roger Morris

These crafty master distillers just want to have fun - and make a little extra cash - after retiring from corporate spirituality.

Roger Morris

From vodka made from milk to liqueur crafted with poblano chiles, from classic Bourbon with 1,001 barrel options to American single malt whiskey aged in local oak, the spirits world is popping with unique options.

Deborah Grossman

It is hot, black, bitter and smooth. A light caramel-colored foam rims the tiny white cup. A packet of sugar, a small biscuit and a little silver spoon sit alongside. My first café crème.

Nick O'Connell