Issue 28

Understanding Burgundy: A Wine Primer

My desire to have a career in wine began over ten years ago. I impulsively headed to Napa Valley to work the harvest and then a tasting room. Afterwards, I foolishly felt like I knew everything there was to know

Read More

The Sommelier: Your Tour Guide to the World of Wine

As a cliché and a rule, men have an aversion to asking for directions. We are willful creatures, near-malicious in our callous disregard for help when it is clearly and most urgently needed. Signs along the road, yes, these objective

Read More

Popping Your Cork: Options Abound Across Omaha

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”   Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) “Wine is bottled poetry.
”   Robert Louis Stevenson “Up to the age of forty eating is beneficial. After forty, drinking.”   The Talmud, 200BC Winter winds can be most annoying

Read More

Cuthills Vineyards

While all of Nebraska’s Vineyards and Wineries give us something different on the wine shelf than the norm, Cuthills has given the wine world wines that can found nowhere else. This all started as a dream of Ed Swanson’s over

Read More

Wine Your Friends And Influence People

You are an avid wine drinker. You have been imbibing for years and have amassed a small arsenal of memorable wines. You have visited a winery or two, done a bit of reading on the subject, and are comfortable discussing

Read More

Red Wine And The Healthly Lifestyle

The salutary benefits obtained by drinking red wine come from two different mechanisms. One is from alcohol; the other is from health-giving compounds, called polyphenols. Polyphenols are found in the pigments of fruits and vegetables and are found in concentrated

Read More

In Like Zin

Zinfandel is a Vinifera grape that is grown almost exclusively in California. The major other producer is from Italy where the wine is called Primitivo, a good wine, but most consider the varietal from California superior. Other vintners are also

Read More

The Perfect Wine

Recently spotted wine review: “Voluptuous and powerful….reminds me of Angelina Jolie (substitute Brad Pitt or George Clooney).” Now, if that description doesn’t come close to defining a superlative wine then nothing will. Is there any other consumer beverage that could

Read More

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the celebrated grape varietal that produces the spectacular red Burgundy wines from the Côte D’Or region of France. At their best, Burgundy wines are peerless. They have great breeding, incredible finesse, and their soft, elegant and sophisticated

Read More

Le Drunken Frog

I’ve had many brilliant ideas in my day. Like how I always think it’s a good idea to ease my tension from the week with a few too many drinks on Friday night. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem so brilliant when

Read More