Archive for 'Quick Sips'

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 [...]

Good reasons to get to know prosecco

Good reasons to get to know prosecco

By Bob Hosmon City & Shore Magazine Once upon a time — but not that long ago — the best-known sparkling wine from Italy was Asti Spumante. Indeed, I can remember dinners in Little Italy where [...]

Editors’ picks: Cool, cool summer wines

Editors’ picks: Cool, cool summer wines

By Bob Hosmon and Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine The heat and humidity may be on, but don’t despair. All you need is some good food and special wines – particularly in shades of pale [...]

Meet the owners of some prized estate wines

Meet the owners of some prized estate wines

By Bob Hosmon  City & Shore Magazine Much has been written about what it takes to make good wine. Critics talk about terroir, soil, weather and the winemakers who put everything together. But at the top [...]

Sip and Tell: What it’s like to be a wine judge

Sip and Tell: What it’s like to be a wine judge

Editor’s note: Peg San Felippo was one of 24 judges at South Florida’s home-grown American Fine Wine Competition, judged in January at FIU’s North Miami campus. She is a certified sommelier and a past chapter chair [...]

California wines crush at wine competition

California wines crush at wine competition

By Mark Gauert Wines from California swept Best of Show and Best of Class categories in South Florida’s home-grown American Fine Wine Competition, with judges awarding a record number of double gold and gold medals among [...]

Wines to sample, way off the beaten paths

Wines to sample, way off the beaten paths

By Bob Hosmon City & Shore Magazine We’re well into a new year, but still resolved to celebrate by sampling some wines you may have never had or had so long ago you’ve forgotten how good [...]

Why some vintage years always will be better

Why some vintage years always will be better

By Bob Hosmon In 1968 Barbra Streisand won Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her role in Funny Girl. The Beatles were awarded the Album of the Year Grammy for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club [...]