Posts Written OnFebruary 11, 2005

Wine That’s Pink… But Not What You Think

(This column appeared in the 2/11/05 issue of Dan’s Papers) Wine That’s Pink… But Not What You ThinkLet me just come out and say it. I don’t drink white Zinfandel. I’ve tried several and always found them to be syrupy sweet and one-dimensional. And, for years, I let these candy-in-a-bottle wines skew my image of any blush, pink wine or Rosé, regardless of name or origin. I was guilty of the very wine snobbery I campaign against whenever possible. But I’ve since learned that, when done right, a Rosé can be crisp, nuanced and absolutely delicious. Quality Rosé is the…

Valentine’s Day Dinner…

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Lucky for me, Nena shares my feelings on Valentine’s Day…it’s just not that big a deal to either of us and we typically don’t do anything too exciting or involved. However, a few years ago…when "wooing" was still happening (hey, at least I’m being honest about it!) I cooked her a great little dinner at my old apartment and she absolutely loved it. So, this year we’re going to revisit that theme…I’m making dinner tomorrow night. The menu? It’s a secret and my lovely lady reads LENNDEVOURS…so I can’t reveal anything just yet. But, I will mention that I’ve got…

Special Wine Tasting at Bedell Cellars

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February 21 – 27 Bedell Cellars will be pouring it’s unreleased 2000 Bedell Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon as part of Winter Wine Month. It will also be available for sale in the tasting room for that week only. Obviously, I’ve never tasted this Cab…but Bedell’s winemaker, Kip Bedell, is well known in these parts for his talents with red grapes…particularly Merlot. For more information, call Bedell Cellars directly at 631.734.7537.