Some people have shoe fetishes. Others collect cars, cigars, or vintage posters. My weakness is wineglasses. Not gaudy or ornate, nothing colorful or fancy, not necessarily antique. Just good, well-made, crystal-clear stems. It started one evening when a wine expert friend brought over a prized bottle of Shiraz for us to sample. I poured his… Continue reading Does This Zin Make My Glass Look Fat?
Champagneâ€™s Dirty Secret
Champagne is like a polite, clean houseguest. Other wines commingle with your food, stain your teeth, then rudely leave their flavors all over your mouth. Champagne breezes in, wipes down your palate, then exits with a bubbly flourish. Pale, bejeweled in crystal, shimmering with bubbles, itâ€™s a â€œcleanâ€ beverage literally and figuratively. Its reputation is… Continue reading Champagneâ€™s Dirty Secret