Nationally-syndicated humorist/wine writer. Gus appears in Gannett USA Today newspapers and several online platforms. Writing professionally since 1969, Gus has authored or participated in 20 books in addition to his humor/wine work.
Wine at a restaurant
Food is divine with wine, so wine in a restaurant should be sublime, right? Not necessarily. There is an old adage in the restaurant business: “Your customers will eat you poor, but they will drink you rich.” You do not have to be a wine expert to recognize restaurants often charge twice as much or more than what the same wine costs you in a wine or grocery store. Your inner accountant says ‘whoa!’
Weddings and wine
We hurtle into the nuptial season, or—more importantly—into preparations for the big event. Brides and grooms and their mamas and papas toil over what will be, for many, the biggest party they ever put on in their lives. Some tips and insights to lower stress and enhance the event. Congratulations and best wishes, BTW.
- Top Story - January 2024
Champagne and sparkling wineTop Story - January 2024
What’s in a name? In the case of Champagne, a bubbly brouhaha. By international agreement, Champagne is produced exclusively in France’s 76,000-acre—132 square-mile—Champagne region using one specific method—méthode champenoise, also known as traditional method.
Laura Catena interview Part Two
Dr. Laura Catena is the managing director of Bodega Catena Zapata and often called the face of Argentinian wine. A fourth-generation vintner, she also is a magna cum laude grad from Harvard and earned a medical degree from Stanford. She practiced medicine in San Francisco for 25 years while helping run the family winery.