Pastabilities

April 17, 2017 in Category: Wine Insider

Some people believe that anything’s pastable. You know their kind—those hard-core noodle lovers that will drink just about anything with their pasta—OJ with orecchiette… kombucha with cavatappi… root beer with rigatoni… Being lovers-of-pasta, it’s actually pretty hard for us to argue with this pastilosophy. Still, we can’t help but point out that just because something’s pastable, doesn’t mean you should be doing it. That’s why, in this latest installment of the Wine Insider, we’re presenting five wines that are exceptionally amenable to pasta. To prove each wine’s pastability, we’ve paired each one with an original pasta dish made using...

Wines for the Picking

September 08, 2016 in Category: Wine Insider

How does that saying go? You can pick your wine, and you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your friends’ wine…? Something like that. As your friend (we're friends, right?) we have a hard time abiding by that old wine-friend-picking adage. Clearly, we already pick the wines we carry in our stores; and that picking is tantamount to us saying, “Here, friend… these are some wines we’ve chosen for you.” Still, we’re well aware that staring at the rows of bottles in any of our stores might arouse some anxiety, culminating in the moment you grasp the fact that you still have plenty more picking to do! Grape farmers can relate; September is picking season...