Every Monday and Thursday, we discover new wines, regions, and ways to understand this fermenting sea.
Munching Vidal Blanc on Keuka Lake, New York
Our trip brings us to the Giant’s Causeway: a collection of basalt columns cutting into the sea. Volcanic activity forced them up 50 million years ago. Then rapid cooling cracked them like dry mud into over 40,000 hexagonal pillars. But … Continue reading
We harbor an illegal alien. I worried that customs would confiscate it at the ferry terminal. Traveling on foot could have hurt it. Letting it loose in Belfast’s hostel risked too much. But now, at the Giant’s Causeway, it can finally … Continue reading
My wife and I are leaving Scotland. Between the Fall’s cold approach and our desire for French wine, the South calls us. But before we go, we decide to cross to Scotland’s western fringe. There is no time to drink. … Continue reading
After our successful trip to GlenDronach Distillery, my wife and I decided to squeeze in another Whisky visit. This time, we won’t overload the day with castles, bakeries, and a far-flung distillery. No. Today we go to an urban distillery. … Continue reading
This Memorial Day: we enjoy getting burned by Americans but make up for it with Whisky and wildlife. Enjoy: My wife and I had traveled Southern and Eastern Scotland for weeks. By now, our trip hummed on a tight daily … Continue reading