Author: Billy Fisher

Mar 25
2019

EUROPE, I’M GONNA MISS YOU – My favorite hidden gems in Europe

In exactly 7 weeks, I’ll be getting on a plane to Africa. Counting down the days?! Who? Me?!? I have no return ticket, no idea about when I’m coming back to Europe and no plan whatsoever. I figured it was best this way, ’cause the whole time I thought I needed a plan, it was driving me […]

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Feb 15
2019

5 Popular Diets that Allow Wine

Here’s how to stick to an eating strategy without giving up your favorite alcoholic beverage Going on a diet used to mean cutting out all “bad” foods and drinks in order to lose weight, and alcohol was typically the first to go. Not only does it add extra calories, but it also makes it easier […]

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Dec 04
2018

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany, Italy

When it comes to versatile, widely available, and affordable Italian wine, Castello di Volpaia sets a standard. The winery’s 2016 Chianti Classico is listed in almost 100 stores on the pro version of Wine-Searcher, with good distribution across the United States. And that’s fortunate, because this $20 wine is a top Chianti Classico at this price from […]

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Nov 20
2018

Four Secrets to Making the Best Russian River Valley Chardonnay

ith 40 harvests under his belt, Winemaker Rob Davis knows his way around the vineyard… and the cellar. Although reluctant to share, Rob reveals his four secrets to making the best Russian River Valley Chardonnay in this post. His approaches spotlight the fruit, freshness and minerality in Jordan’s elegant Chardonnay to create a balanced white […]

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Aug 19
2017

What Makes a Good Wine Bar?

The Platonic ideal of the wine bar is a glorious place: an endless array of interesting and unique bottlings, served by knowledgeable but gracious servers and sommeliers, where the prices are always fair and the charcuterie board always has one last slice of cured meat on it. Unfortunately, reality is far less fulfilling: The wine […]

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