The Core of Our City

The fun in apples begins with their names—Somerset Redstreak, Frequin Rouge, Hudson’s Golden Gem, Ashmead’s Kernel, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Wickson Crab, Harry Masters Jersey, Brown Snout. Taken together they could be a cast of eclectic barnyard characters in a Babe film. For Michael Billingsley, Matthew LaRubbio, and Jon Clarenbach, co-owners of Western Cider, these apple varieties are the basis of…

Choose Your Brew

Mix-and-Match the Perfect Six Pack for Summer

Pair It With a Present

For more wine recommendations and ideas for holiday gifts for wine lovers, visit WineGuyMike.com or feel free to email questions to Mike@WineGuyMike.com. The holiday season is in full swing—Christmas music plays in stores and decorations dot the city—and that means shopping. It can be a dreaded task for some, but if you’ve got wine lovers in your midst, this article…

Coming Up Rosé

Many American wine lovers are perplexed by rosé wines. It’s due to unfortunate misconceptions that “pink wines” are sweet, poorly made and should not be drunk. I say, “Simply not true!” Provence, located in southwestern France, was the first area to produce rosé wines. During the late Middle Ages, monks began producing rosé wines for sacramental purposes and to financially…