Robert Whitley Wine Tasting / Recipes

Holiday Party Planning Tips

With the holiday entertaining season just around the corner, now is the time to prepare to be the host with the most.

Assuming a selection of tasty wine is part of the plan, consider the following suggestions to enhance the experience for you ...

A Case for Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving feast is the one meal every year certain to challenge preconceived notions about wine and food pairings. The combination of sweet and savory aromas that are presented at the Thanksgiving feast need not be daunting, however.

My ...

True Meaning of Beaujolais Nouveau

Ready or not, Beaujolais nouveau is coming soon to a city near you. This annual rite of autumn is frequently dismissed as a shameless marketing ploy, which it is, but the disdain in certain corners is more often than not simply old-fashioned ...

The Most Confusing Grape in America

You will notice that two of the recommended wines in this week's tasting notes are by-and-large Rhone-style red blends, a characterization that is somewhat open to interpretation.

The first, Bridlewood's Blend 175, and the second, Hall's Cuvee ...

Which Wines Would I Drink?

Things I think I'd like to drink:

I had to smile as I read the press release that crossed my desk the other day. From the 6 Nations Wine Challenge in Sydney, Australia, it trumpeted the triumph of Chateau St. Jean's 2010 Cinq Cepages, which ...

The Thanksgiving Table

With Thanksgiving lurking just around the corner, it's not too early to start thinking about stocking the wine larder for the traditional feast.

The task could well be easier than you think, for the traditional roast turkey is extremely ...