Weekly Wine Buy in Pennsylvania

d’Arenberg 2004 “The Laughing Magpie” Shiraz/Viognier, McLaren Vale (AU) Why does d’Arenberg sell this wine for so little in our humble state of Pennsyltucky? Why sell a wine for under $20 when so many people are happy to spend over $30? Even the critics...

Bodegas Norton 2004 Privada, Mendoza

Sticking your nose into a glass of the ’04 Privada is like sticking your face into the best brunch buffet ever. Bacon, toast with cinnamon, roasted nuts, fig newtons, chocolate-covered espresso beans, and some more bacon. I am a very happy boy right now. The...

Unexpected Pairings

This past summer, I fell madly in love with a perhaps unexpected pairing: Braised beef ravioli with tomato sauce alongside a bottle of Grand Cru Burgundy. This past week, a rose sparkler from Italy with searingly hot northern Indian fare was magnificent. During the...