Aperitivi

A visit to Italy certainly will entail an introduction to aperitivi: the post-work, pre-dinner cocktail hour that seems fairly mandatory.  Drinks include beer, wine, and cocktails – especially...

Merlot and Omani Spices?

Last night’s dinner was meant to be eaten with an Alsatian-style Pinot Gris.  We were making a fish tagine with an Omani spice mix of coriander, cumin, cardamom, mace, black pepper, red...

Catawba and Tuna

Catawba and Tuna – it just sort of rolls off the tongue, no? I had a hankering for a snack of tuna fillet in garlic and oil, and thought that this Catawba Rose from Indiana’s oldest...

Window into Wine!

I am always walking around Philadelphia, and I never fail to be surprised by something.  I was surprised by- and fell in love with- this window display.  The salon (Meringue) is not new to me; it...