Charles Smith

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Blue Collar: Five Wines, Five Plates, Five States

    The setting is Blue Collar restaurant, the date is June 27, the time is 7 p.m., the price is $85, and the idea is this: A five-course dinner with each dish pegged to a particular state and paired with a wine from the same area. Chef Danny Serfer is taking care of the cuisine, and master sommelier Al ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    August 8, 2011

    Play Sommelier With Summer BBQ Wines Under $20

    Alisdair/Flickr​The words "barbecue" and "beer" seem permanently wedded; a hot day is well matched with a cold one, and it's easy to pair with burgers, ribs, and grilled what-have-you. However, with backyard fiestas growing ever more gourmet, we champion summer appropriate wines that enhance the o ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Bird of Paradox

    José Basulto, president of Brothers to the Rescue, is a CIA-trained warrior who insists he supports nonviolent resistance. Complicated? Sí, señor.