Tag: champagne

Wine Wednesday: Pierre Gimonnet Gastronome Brut Blanc de Blanc 2006

Pierre Gimmonet is far from a household name in the Champagne business. But even though they don't get the headlines, they produce some of the best wines in the region. A great example is the Pierre Gimonnet Gastronome Brut Blanc de Blanc 2006. A "Blanc de Blanc" Champagne is a white wine made from white grapes … Read more

What to Drink for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow in the U.S., that national holiday in celebration of overindulging. Millions of turkeys will be devoured, along with enough sides to make a new set of Dungeons and Dragons dice. But we're not here to talk about the bird. Wine is the traditional accompaniment for the Thanksgiving feast. Pinot Noir and Riesling make … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

“Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks you out of your body and your mind and throws you against the wall.” –Charles Bukowski In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson gives advice on how to host a rum tasting. This … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

"The light music of whiskey falling into a glass – an agreeable interlude." –James Joyce In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson examines the explosion in the market for orange curacao liqueurs. More from Jason Wilson: in the Philadelphia Daily News: a guide to bar-hopping in Atlantic City. In the New York Times, Robert Simonson writes … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

“When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.” –Jimmy Breslin In the New York Times, Robert Simonson takes a Tiki tour around the greater New York area. More from Robert Simonson, also in the Times: some classic cocktails don't deserve to be rediscovered, … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.” –-Mark Twain In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson writes about Buffalo Trace Distillery's Single Oak Project. As I mentioned before, I find this fascinating. Also in the Washington Post, more from Jason Wilson: the James Hotel (New York and Chicago) … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off." –Philip Marlowe (Raymond Chandler) Get ready for Derby Day — Kyle Ford mixes up Mint Juleps for CNN, including 5 different variations. And don't forget Cinco de Mayo! In the … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

I had so many links this week, I decided to do a special edition. In the Wall Street Journal, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan discusses how to pair cocktails with food. In the Baltimore Sun, Eric Maza reveals that the trend of beer cocktails has made its way to Charm City. In Esquire Magazine, bartender Jay Porter (from … Read more

The Cheat Sheet: The Professor’s Guide to the Best Cocktail and Spirits Links

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink, because when they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're gonna feel all day." –Frank Sinatra In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson shares his affection for grapefruit juice, along with his recipe for The 866 — another aquavit cocktail. Also in the Post, Daniel … Read more