Wine Picks

Please try and have these wines in the recommended context. Wine pleasure is about a match of wine and mood.

Finger Lakes


SOUTH of the BORDER Our other, almost local, wine region is New York State. I used to visit the Finger Lakes a lot in…

Everyday Merlot


Merlot can be too nice for its own good but it aint always so. Some wineries craft for character. I’m liking some local editions…

Go Beyond Nice (please!)


While easy drinking wines provide comfort, it’s the challenging ones that keep us stimulated. Tension is an important emotion in wine, as it is…

The Cellar is Dead


Cellaring is an old practice from the days when wine was undrinkable early in life due to crude manufacturing and lack of vineyard management….