A guide to the perfect wines for Easter dinner

Traditionally, the Easter dinner groaning board bears the weight of big chunks of ham or lamb. But that doesn't mean it has to become stale and routine. And the same is true for the wines that go with it.

A majority of Easter recipes for ham ...

9 accessible, affordable Bordeaux wines

Bordeaux red wines aren't cheap. You can pay $900 a bottle or more for a recent-vintage Domaine de la Romanee-Conti or Ch√Ęteau Lafite-Rothschild.

No surprise -- these are some of the world's finest wines. Unfortunately, most of us are priced out...

2015 could be a breakout year for fine wines

The year 2015 should be good for U.S. wine fans, whether they're buying $100 California cabernet sauvignons or $6 grocery store jugs and boxes.

That's my take on the Annual State of the Wine Industry Report for 2015 by Silicon Valley Bank, a high...

Wine pairing ideas for St. Patrick's Day

A few years ago around St. Patrick's Day I was doing a wine tasting with my friend Fred at Miami's old 1800 Club. We were sipping and sloshing and spitting, eager to tease out the subtlest scents from the delicate wines.

Then happy hour happened,...

For wine, grilled cheese, please

Bread or wine? It's a question Brandon Sparks-Gills wrestled with for a few years. He was fascinated by both, and, for a time in Colorado, he split his days between baking and viticulture. That meant getting up in the middle of the night to be at ...

10 affordable wines for wine connoisseurs

I had a wine friend with a 20,000-bottle cellar. It held a stunning variety of wines, including some of the world's finest and most expensive.

His everyday wine, his "house" wine, was a $10 cabernet sauvignon from Chile. Oh, and he bought it by ...