Robert Whitley Wine Tasting / Recipes

Tailgate Tips

Tailgating, a wonderful American pastime, is now in full swing in stadium parking lots across the land.

These pregame parties grow more elaborate with each passing football season, and it's not at all unusual to see exceptional wines being ...

Eastern Excellence

There was a time, though few seem to remember, when drinking California wine was a novelty to all but those who resided in the Golden State. Times have changed, and California wine today dominates the U.S. wine scene.

The most common stat on ...

Drinking Pink

It was a warm summer day in the south of France. The entire village of Grasse, it seemed, had turned out for lunch this Monday afternoon on the terrace at La Bastide Saint Antoine, where the Michelin-starred chef Jacques Chibois oversees the ...

Refreshing Trend in Italian Bubbly?

At least once a week I wander into San Diego's Little Italy and visit Mona Lisa, the best Italian deli in the city. I typically leave with a bit of imported mortadella, San Danielle ham, spicy papadew peppers and maybe marinated artichoke hearts...

Why Vintages Matter

The first photos of the 2014 wine-grape harvest began to show up on the Internet over the weekend. They could have been from California, or possibly upstate New York. Most likely the grapes going into the press were picked for sparkling wine.

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