Last night something special caught my eye in the seafood section of the grocers. Scrunched in between several cod fillets and a heaping mound of sea scallops was a single cut of beautifully marbled blue marlin. Up until then the majority of the day I had been obsessing over the thought of doing some sort [...]
Every Sunday I make it a point to do nothing. Nothing but sit around all day until the late afternoon when I can finally do what it is I’ve been waiting to do while doing nothing all day: hit the grocers and shop for my one and only weekly sit down meal. Yesterday I gave [...]
That’s a pretty bold statement in the world of wine, and especially within legendary Montalcino—a hilltown in Tuscany blessed with some of the finest vineyards in the world. It’s an area famous for producing Brunello, which is a clone of the Sangiovese grape, and thrives in Montalcino’s climate. To say one winemaker is the best [...]
Floyd the Barber, Count Floyd, Pink Floyd, Cliff Floyd… there are a lot of “Floyds” out there, but only one that specializes in locally brewed craft beer. Three Floyds Brewing Company in Munster, Indiana, is known for its way out-of-the-ordinary beers (with eye-popping bottles to match), and we’re giving you a chance to taste and [...]
Join us at Just Grapes this Thursday (June 24) for our Grateful Palate Tasting with Chris Ringland of R Wines. For only $25, you’ll get to meet and taste with Chris, who will explain the exciting winemaking ideas that have made him one of the most respected names in the industry. Chris is known in [...]
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but if there were an Iggy Pop of the wine world, it would be Charles Smith. He’s big, he’s bad, and I’m sure he’s karaoked to “1969” at some point in his life. I mean, just look at him: It comes as no surprise that before starting his booming [...]
The 2007 Skulls, the cheeky 2007 Chateau Chateau Chateau, and the epic Anamorphosis all have one thing in common (besides being Australian and having Parker ratings): the art of Hungarian István Orosz graces each of their labels (and in Anamorphosis’ case, the incredible poster that is meant to be reflected in its mirrored bottle).