All posts tagged "food and drink"

  • IMBIBE: The Tequila Trials

    Sampling a slew of titilating tequilas. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’ve been toying with tequila. Well, tasting some interesting ones, actually. And, that’s easier said than done, given the mind-bending properties of tequila that most of us...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Sips From the Land of Cedars

    The wines of Lebanon offer something for every palate and pocketbook. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Middle Eastern wines are often outstanding, and run a fraction of the price of their more esteemed European cousins. Bottles of wine...

    • Posted April 25, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Vietnam by the Glass

    Sipping on egg coffee, cobra wine, salted limeade and sea horse whiskey. JACKSON HOLE, WY – When I was in grad school in New York City, one of my colleagues who hailed from Vietnam introduced me to...

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Tasting 101

    Why wine geeks swirl, slosh, sip and spit. JACKSON HOLE, WY – At a restaurant dinner recently, my son Hank asked me, “Does that really make any difference?” He was referring to the fact that I was...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Smoky Sips

    Potent potions, from wine and whiskey to mezcal. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Recently, a friend of mine asked if I’d ever tried a “smoky” wine. He recounted ordering a bottle of zinfandel in a restaurant and said...

    • Posted January 31, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Ravenswood Soars at 40

    Celebrating four decades of American Zin. JACKSON HOLE, WY – If you happen to be in the vicinity of Sonoma on Sunday, Sept. 11, you might want to swing by Ravenswood Winery on Gehricke Road. That’s the...

    • Posted September 6, 2016
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  • IMBIBE: Hollywood Swigging

    An irreverent history of tippling in Tinseltown. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I received a review copy of a book in the mail. I took a quick glance at it and then placed it in a pile with about...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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  • IMBIBE: An Irish Afternoon

    Sipping Tullamore D.E.W. with a whiskey specialist. JACKSON HOLE, WY – When an Irishman who has embarked on a 30-day mission to drink at pubs in all 50 states recently popped into town, how could I say...

    • Posted March 8, 2016
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  • IMBIBIE: Been There, Doon That

    An evening with Bonny Doon’s Randall Grahm. It’s no secret to anyone who reads this column that I’m a longtime fan of Bonny Doon founder and winemaker Randall Grahm. He was one of the first wine “industry”...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • IMBIBE: Rosé roundup

    Crisp and divine end-of-summer pink wines As summer marches inevitably toward fall, I’m getting in as much warm weather Rosé drinking as I can. Before we know it, we’ll be stoking the fireplaces and cracking open big,...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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