It’s Mardi Gras: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

I can’t believe we’re heading into the last week of February.  I mean, didn’t we just put away the party hats and noisemakers with which we raucously welcomed 2017?  Well, I hope you remember where you stored them because Tuesday is Mardi Gras, every penitent partier’s last chance for debauchery before the Lenten season begins.  Come Wednesday morning, we’re supposed to turn our thoughts to … Continue reading It’s Mardi Gras: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Grüner-Veltliner: Easier to Drink than It is to Say (#WinePW September)

Wine Pairing Weekend is back!  September’s assignment delves into the mysteries of Grüner-Veltliner, a white grape primarily associated with Austria. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone, and if you’ve heard of it but never tried it, you’ve got lots of company.  Why isn’t this crisp, mineral-laden wine better appreciated in the USA? Well, at first glance it seems like it would be … Continue reading Grüner-Veltliner: Easier to Drink than It is to Say (#WinePW September)