Adventures in Eating: Nutmeg Honey Cakes

Portugal is our destination in May, and precious articles stored in our “travel” file are reborn. Portugal was known for its Nutmeg-that was the monopoly the Portuguese had in the 16th century. So coveted was the nut­meg, that they distributed phony charts of the seas surrounding the spice Islands, hoping to steer foreign vessels towards… read more »

Portugal Has More Than Port!

By the time you are reading this, Rosemarie and I will be sleeping off our jet lag from an extensive exploration of Portuguese wines and foods. This is our first “four week” in depth study session…. Now that Jr. is running the shop, we can afford to spend that kind of time! (He is getting… read more »

Wine of the Month Club | The Best Ports I Have Tasted

  Paul:                      Welcome to the continuing winemakers series of the Wine of the Month Club.  Last week, we brought you Champagnes for the holidays, and I must bring you ports because I love port during the holidays, and actually any celebration. Kevin:                   Oh, it’s great. Paul:                      I have Kevin Epicurean Wines here with us.  And… read more »