The Virtues of 77 Point Greek Wines

Feta Mediterranean Cuisine is a gem of a family-run Greek restaurant in downtown Ocala, FL. The owner, Dimitri, also has a passion for Greek wines. He poured me more than one on the last occasion I visited the restaurant, but one in particular was instructive. The Delectable score on the third wine I sampled that […]

Please Don’t Eat the Lemon, Miss Roseannadanna

“Dear Waiter, I’d like to complain about the food.” “Oh, I’m terribly sorry. What’s wrong?” “I’ll tell you what’s wrong, Mr. Suspenders. These bright yellow side dishes that came with the fish are just awful. Who do you have cooking back there, the Marquis de Sade?” “I’m not sure I understand, ma’am.” “They’re full of […]

Taming the Wild Artichoke

Wine and food pairing enthusiasts will already know the wonderful insights afforded by British wine writer, Fionna Beckett. A celebrated wine-writing veteran, Beckett is one of my go-tos for inspiration when planning food and wine adventures. But even an expert’s advice can lead one astray, especially with something as subjective as personal tastes. To wit, […]

What Tiny Hamburgers Mean to Wine and Food Pairing

We could barely keep our hands off our food. But we waited for the man in the black chef coat to make his way to the center of the room. Fortunately, he was a man of few words. Fewer still, I suspect, if he had his way. But it was a social night – a […]