Bubbles! The Sparkling Wine Class

Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.   -Mark Twain Honestly, who doesn’t love bubbles? They are fun and sophisticated and no one ever is miserable drinking them. A bottles of bubbles makes everyone feel like royalty, if only for a...

Gloria Ferrer 2002 Royal Cuvee

The Ferrer family are best known for their other winery, the Spanish bubbly producer Freixenet. However, this Sonoma County winery, named after the family’s matriarch, almost always exceeds the quality of its older sibling. The Royal Cuvee is one of the best...

Fooding Philly

2012 is coming in with a whimper, at least  here in food scene-ic Philadelphia.  It’s only a few days in, and we are bidding a great chef goodbye.  The days of Pif and Ansell are long over, but David Ansell was a great talent in the kitchen.  It doesn’t...