A fan of this column approached me over the weekend and asked, “Jim, what are you drinking now?'”
I replied without hesitation. It’s not what I am drinking now, it’s what I am buying for later.
Like saving for your retirement, there’s something to be said for buying wines that will enrich your drinking and dining pleasure weeks, months and years from now. Sometimes it means getting a good deal on a valuable, ageworthy wine for the cellar. Or it could be for socking away a nice bottle for a special occasion, like a 30th wedding anniversary that I will celebrate with the Wine Goddess next year. Or it could be stocking up on a respectable, inexpensive, everyday wine from an outstanding winemaker.
So, I will answer my friend’s first inquiry first.
Here’s what ...Read More