The 2013 Harvest

by Elizabeth Cooper in Wine & Beer

It is a time that every winemaker anticipates—a culmination of a year in the vineyard at the mercy of Mother Nature. Every year brings new gifts, new problems and new questions. For the wine lover and/or collector, it is important to have some knowledge of the vintage to assist you in your purchases.

Here is a quick overview of the 2013 vintage across the world:
In California overall, 2013 was a good, solid vintage.… read more

Holiday Hustle and Bustle

by Matt Hart in Wine & Beer, Cheese

The holidays are upon us! Take arms cheesemongers, take arms! To your posts!  Defend your counters!
Oh, wait… no, don’t do that. I must confess, it’s pretty easy for a monger to get caught up in the rush and push of the holiday hustle and bustle and forget that we in fact are at the helm of what makes the holiday experience so special! Nowhere else in specialty food can you find such exciting seasonal varieties than… read more