Jeff finds his summertime wine groove.
Victually, I’m glad to say, Gulph Mills’ premium fine-dining destination, Savona, is in top form. But there’s one seemingly-small-but-significant knock. Here’s a brief field report. I donned a jacket and arrived a few minutes early to meet a friend for an early evening, after-work dinner. The bar was sparsely populated so I asked for a glass […]
Their claim was plain: This year’s Festival showcases the finest in wine, spirits and gourmet foods… OK, then. Count me in. Following are observations from the Philadelphia Taste Festival of Food Wine and Spirits at the Valley Forge Convention Center. I parked at the Radisson and made my way inside. It was the third and final […]
Sometimes you can be so close to something you fail to fully appreciate it. Examining our relationships, personal talents and other gifts can readily confirm this. Take Riesling as an example. It’s a wine I love. I’m not just talking about a lazy, hackneyed version of vinous amour. No, it borders on grape lust, a […]
During my recent interview with Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan, I made a point to tap his opinion bank for first-string, wine-leaning destinations in the area so I could share the bounty with you, my fellow vins votaries. Following is his response to my question, “Are there wine spots worth calling out in the […]
I stopped by Mile Post Pub at Whole Foods Devon today to have a look around. It’s a pretty sleek and shiny retreat from the produce section. Regardless, there’s now a new location on Route 30 to pick up a growler of craft brew or a glass of Pinot Noir. An attractive feature to be […]
Following in the tracks of its oversized Plymouth Meeting sister store, the Devon outpost of Whole Foods Markets plans to christen a pub early next week. The Mile Post Pub will likely elevate the supermarket as a Main Line destination for shopping, dining and imbibing. I spoke to the store’s beer and wine specialist, Steve […]