For the best champagne for new year's eve, try a mature vintage champagne.

Choosing the Best Champagne for New Year’s Eve

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -1971 Moët & Chandon Dom Perignon -Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé -Krug Grande Cuvée -1999 Salon Le Mesnil -1990 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé  Champagne and New Year’s Eve go together like bread and butter–no New Year’s celebration feels quite right without a flute of bubbly to toast with when midnight s...
The best wine for christmas dinner doesn't overwhelm the main dish.

Choosing the Best Wine for Christmas Dinner

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -2004 Vietti Barolo -2006 Taittinger Every year, my family makes an enormous batch of lasagna on Christmas Eve. While this Italian holiday tradition makes for a delicious dining experience, sometimes, finding the perfect wine pairing can be a challenge. The layers of creamy ricotta, spicy sausage, acidic marinara, and butter...
Giving Wine for Hanukkah is a great tradition to start.

Giving Wine for Hanukkah: Choose Meaningful Vintages That Celebrate Life’s Milestones

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -1996 Moët & Chandon -2010 Auguste Clape -DRC -Smith-Haut-Lafitte -Pontet-Canet -Roumier  Latkes and sour cream are a staple at my family’s dinner table as the first day of Hanukkah approaches. Recently, we’ve started giving each other Hanukkah wine gifts specifically designed to pair well with latkes, as well as a...
Best 2006 Bordeaux

The Best 2006 Bordeaux Gifts: This Unusual, Breathtaking Vintage Will Impress Nearly Every Collector

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Lafite-Rothschild -Mouton Rothschild -Cheval Blanc -Margaux -Léoville-Las Cases -Haut-Brion -Mission Haut-Brion  In Bordeaux, there are vintages that seem destined for success from the start—and then there are the “sleeper vintages,” the wines that hide their true power for a decade or more. The 2006 Bordeaux vintag...
The best Cyber Monday Wine Deals aren't always the cheapest

Navigating Cyber Monday Wine Deals: Make the Most out of the Sales

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Robert Mondavi -Aubert -2010 Margaux  A few years ago, I found an incredible Cyber Monday wine deal on two mixed cases of superb California Cabernet from a variety of different wineries, including Robert Mondavi and Aubert—I simply couldn’t pass up this opportunity. However, by the time my wine haul arrived on my doors...