Zesty wine, the best thing for leftovers

The best thing about leftovers is their added flavor, the way sitting around a day or two in the refrigerator augments whatever tastes were there to begin with. The worst thing about leftovers is that, even so, they can feel tired. Wine to the ...

Puzzling through wine for Thanksgiving table

My dad was a children's dentist, floss in hand for just shy of 50 years. He often would take me to his office on Saturdays, his down time, when he could tidy up after the week's work but also practice new techniques -- on me.

One time, while he ...

Wines to make the season jolly

Now the fun begins. It's time to put on that silly pilgrim hat, polish the menorah, try to fit into last season's Santa suit and practice opening the champagne without putting somebody's eye out.

And it's time to talk about wine's role in all of ...

Tuscany's red wines provide a bounty of flavor

Americans have a love affair with Tuscany, the beautiful Italian region of hearty wines and gourmet dining, of grass-covered meadows, castle-studded hilltops and cypress trees on the Mediterranean Sea.

Long, rows of sangiovese grapevines snake ...