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Wine Pairing: On Matching Wine with Wine.

Wine Pairing: On Matching Wine with Wine.

It’s fun to try and put together a few bottles of wine for a dinner or tasting that will go with each other nicely.  It’s kind of like stringing words together to form a Haiku or something.  Sometimes it’s easy; pick a region or a grape variety and go.  But it’s more challenging, and sometimes...
Keens:  Best Steak House in NYC!

Keens: Best Steak House in NYC!

I recently dined at Keen’s Chophouse with some friends for a holiday meal along with several hundred other New Yorkers who clambered to have their ideal holiday meal at one of the city’s most iconic restaurants and what is, in my estimation, the best classic steak house in the NYC (sorry Peter Luger).  Yes, that’s...
Ridge Vineyard's Other Varietals

Ridge Vineyard’s Other Varietals

Ridge Vineyards is one of California’s greatest treasures, and one of the reasons that I became enchanted by wine.  And while they are known for their impressive range of Zinfandel’s, and most of all for their Monte Bello Cabernet Savignon, they also have some great bottlings of some other well known and less so well...