It's that time of year.  I have been seeing a lot of wine lists starting to play with the by the glass wines again.

It's no longer Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.  You will see Cabernet Francs, Malbecs, and Carmeneres.  As you go out and start dining this spring and summer,  and you begin to experiment with the plethera of wines that are offered by the glass, please remember this: Write it down.  Please take a few seconds to write down the name of the wine you are enjoying.  I will admit, I have many discussions with my friends about this.  It really is difficult to kow what wine you are talking about when you describe it as, "That wine with the beige label."  I will try my hardest, but I can't guarantee I will be able to read your mind.  Have fun and remember to to write the name down.

I would like to know what you are finding on these lists.. Email me at

I look forward to seeing what you are finding!