Beat the winter wine blahs
This is a tough time of year. The holidays are over, and those of us who live in a temperate climate have to deal with cold, snow and overall dreary weather (though you wouldn't know it the past few days here in DC...), without a foodie holiday in sight until spring brings us Easter and Passover.
It's very easy to get into a wine rut anytime of the year, but especially in the dead of winter, when it can be a bit more difficult to get inspired in the kitchen, and familiarity and comfort make us fall back onto the same old tried and true dishes and bottles. Check out page 20 of the February issue of Wine Enthusiast for some tips on beating bottle boredom. You can also see a link to the article on my website.