Archive for 'Quick Sips'

Distillers try rum with a twist of orange

Distillers try rum with a twist of orange

By Patti Roth City & Shore Magazine For many of us, rum lives up to a well-deserved reputation as a party animal. We savor it in fun, fruity and sometimes neon-hued drinks at poolside soirées, on [...]

See summer through Rosé colored glasses

See summer through Rosé colored glasses

By City & Shore Magazine Whispering Angel 2016 (Côtes de Provence, France): Pink as a sunset – which, come to think of it, would be an excellent moment to sip it, poolside – this refreshing import [...]

Albariño: A wine to call our own?

Albariño: A wine to call our own?

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I know Florida produces wine, so please don’t write. I know some bottle tropical fruit here and call it “wine.” They ferment mangos and papayas and clementines, or whatever’s [...]

How to build an incredible wine cellar

How to build an incredible wine cellar

By Eric Barton City & Shore Magazine There’s a little bump of a ridge that runs all the way from Miami to Georgia. It was a sand dune a few thousand years ago, when the Atlantic [...]

Luxury wine tastes at economy prices

Luxury wine tastes at economy prices

By Bob Hosmon City & Shore Magazine When I started writing about wine (40 years ago this June), my readers mostly wanted to know how to avoid buying the “wrong” wine. They really didn’t want to [...]

Wine for lovers, and lower blood pressure?

Wine for lovers, and lower blood pressure?

By Bob Hosmon City & Shore Magazine While not everyone subscribes to the premise that consumption of red wine is why the French have lower rates of heart disease than some of their European neighbors (think [...]

New Year’s revelations in red, white, rosé

New Year’s revelations in red, white, rosé

By Bob Hosmon City & Shore Magazine Lovers of pinot noir (and who isn’t?) should be impressed with the Olema Pinot Noir ($20). It’s a blend of 50 percent grapes from the Russian River Valley, 25 [...]

What to pour when year’s been very good

What to pour when year’s been very good

By Bob Hosmon and Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Ever wanted to treat yourself to an incredible wine, but not doing it because those wines are, by definition, expensive and sometimes very expensive? Well, the [...]

Blended red wines uncorking a comeback

Blended red wines uncorking a comeback

By Bob Hosmon City & Shore Magazine In 1967 Neil Diamond recorded Red, Red Wine, a song extoling the virtues of drinking red wine as a way to forget one’s troubles. Who knew what grapes were [...]

Exploring a world of otherworldly wines

Exploring a world of otherworldly wines

By Bob Hosmon City & Shore Magazine If your list begins and ends with wines from California – with maybe a red or white thrown in from Italy or France – it’s time for a new [...]