Category Archive: Wine & Lit


“One sort of optional thing you might do is to realize that there are six seasons instead of four.  The poetry of four seasons is all wrong for this part of the planet,… Continue reading

Empty Boxes

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince is one of the most beautiful stories ever written.  Subtly and sweetly offering lessons on how to take care of your planet and your flower and your… Continue reading

Schopenhaur’s Schnoz

It occasionally happens that, for no particular reason, long-forgotten scenes suddenly start up in the memory.  This may in many cases be due to the action of some hardly perceptible odour, which accompanied… Continue reading

Yuletide Gifting

It’s the time of year to find a special something for all your special someones.  If you ask me, it feels just as good to give a sweet gift as it does to… Continue reading

A Crab Mousse Mold for Nora

So sad to hear about Nora Ephron‘s passing.  I really enjoyed her writing, some of her movies, and mostly just her.  We were good friends- you know,  in my imaginary world.  I think… Continue reading

In a Writer’s Glass

Pairing wine with literary greats…I think about these things. I think about a lot of things. Most are pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme.  But, then again, who created the scheme anyway? Hunter… Continue reading

Book Nook

Picasso’s reading woman just makes me want to curl up with a book and glass of wine.  Especially on one of these blustery January nights.  Tempting… I thought I might share a few… Continue reading

The Importance of Drinking Ernest

In Europe then we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also as a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a… Continue reading