Fabulous Franciacorta

Franciacorta is my “go to” sparkling for special events.  Why?  It is made in the methode traditionelle (champenoise), it tastes brilliant when done well, and even the best bottles...

Following Francis: A Wine-ography!

After what seemed like decades of preparation, Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia has finally come — and gone. Now, Philly is most definitely a beer town, and brewers rose to the occasion...

Wine and Papal "Firsts"

Here in Philly, we are growing a little bit obsessed with Pope Francis’ September visit.  This is due, in part, to the large numbers of people expected and the onerous security measures being put...