Archive for the Tag 'Missouri'


Wine Writer/Critic Joe Pollack of St. Louis, Missouri Died on Friday, March 9, 2012

Joe Pollack dies at age 81 on Friday, March 9, 2012 ~ St. Louis Dispatch’s best-known food and wine critic. The memorial service for Joe Pollack’s family and friends will be on Saturday, March 17, 11:00 a.m., at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves. In his St. Louis, Misourri, career, […]


2011 Wine, Beer, and Spirits Books ~ Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Getting ready for Black Friday or Cyber Monday purchases? Here’s my annual list, based on favorite reads over the past year, so you’ll be ready to blast off… The links I’m giving you take you to Websites where the books are now being sold. ALCHEMY First Steps in Winemaking If you’ve ever wanted to make […]


“The Wild Vine” is a wild ride and excellent reading, by Todd Kliman

Just when you thought you knew your American wine grape history, along comes Todd Kliman to turn your world upside down. Todd is the food and wine editor of The Washingtonian. He’s also a restaurant critic. Todd was definitely perfectly poised to write this one, and a fine book it is. His writing is highly […]


Joe Pollack of St. Louis, Missouri ~ Wine Writer

Yes, one time I got to use the song title, “Meet me in St. Louis (Louie), Louis (Louie),” while on a Blue Tooth Tour. I was able to say it to Louie Foppiano as we pulled out of Fort Worth Texas… He on the train, I was flying from Fort Worth to St. Louis. I […]