Robert Whitley Wine Tasting / Recipes

Preserving Holiday Traditions

While the movement to demystify wine is laudable on most occasions, there is a time and place where the sometimes stuffy traditions of generations past serve to soothe the soul in an ever-more-hectic world.

When family and friends come together...

All That Sparkles

'Tis the season for the holiday toast, typically made with sparkling wine. The assumption made all too often is that the bubbly in the glass is Champagne, and sometimes it is.

There is a tendency outside of France to call any white wine with ...

Stocking Stuffers: 20 Under 20

The gift of wine is always appreciated in these quarters, and now 'tis the season.

The Wine Talk wish list of liquid stocking stuffers this year was culled from my tastings of medal-winning wines over the past six months from the Critics ...

Millennial Mavericks

The big question facing wineries large and small these days is how to connect with millennials, the next generation of wine consumers.

There is a significant school of thought that social media will be the path to Generation Next. Others ...

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 ...