Houston

Houston

Houston by Janie Master Doesn’t everyone want to be in Houston in July?!!!  For us, the whole point of going to Houston IN JULY was to taste our Le Charmel, Tiamo and Tortoise Creek wines with our Texas distributor, Pioneer Wine, and give our wonderful sales reps a...
Harry Cipriani Finger Sandwiches

Harry Cipriani Finger Sandwiches

Harry Cipriani Finger Sandwiches by Janie Master Harry’s Bar was opened in 1931 in Venice by bartender Giuseppe Cipriani. The story goes that a young man from Boston, named Harry Pickering had been frequenting the Hotel Europa in Venice, where Giuseppe Cipriani...
California Trip 2018

California Trip 2018

California Trip 2018 by Janie Master Amazing, indeed, that you can drive through the snow and slush for an hour to Boston – get into a fragile silver tube for 5 hours and then get into another car and drive past hedges of flaming bougainvillea, trees dripping with...
Burgundy

Burgundy

Burgundy by Janie Master “I must go down to Dijon again, to the wines of the great Cote d’Or. And all I ask is a cellar cool and a light to see the floor. And a corkscrew, and a goblet and some close friends laughing, And a great meal in our hotel and an absence of...
Beef Ribs and Pinot

Beef Ribs and Pinot

Beef Ribs and Pinot by Janie Master It’s the first blizzard/gargantuan storm of the year here just north of Boston.  Memories of 9ft of snow a couple of years back come flooding unwanted into one’s brain.  Mel and I have an emergency code. Mel checks...