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Author: Terry Robards

Terry Robards

Terry Robards is one of the formost wine journalists and authors in the world. He is the author of the New York Times Book of Wine and Terry Robards New Book of Wine, he is a former wine columnist of the NY Times, a former columnist of the Wine Spectator and a former editor and columnist of the Wine Enthusiast magazine. His radio program "The Topic is Wine" was aired on WQXR in New York for several years in the 1970s. He is a member of many of the most prestigeous wine societies in the world. He has owned and operated Terry Robards Wines and Spirits, Ltd, in Lake Placid - the foremost wine emporium in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, since 1988.


THE APERITIF OF FRANCE

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by No Comments

Wherever one goes to dine or drink in Paris or anywhere else in France, there is one ubiquitous aperitif, the Kir. When classically made, it is a mixture of aligoté a white wine, and crème de cassis, a currant liqueur. Aligoté is the only white grape besides chardonnay found in Burgundy, the district of that name south of Paris en route to Marseille. Cassis can be made anywhere there are black currants, but the best come from the Burgundy villages south of Dijon. The drink is named after Felix Kir, a renowned Resistance fighter against the Nazis and once the >>More


The Best Restaurant in Montreal? Seize the Moment!

Posted on: December 23rd, 2014 by No Comments

My favorite restaurant in Montreal, perhaps even in North America, is L’Express, where the food and service are impeccable. I know this sounds like hyperbole, but my view is shared by many. To confirm this, just google the restaurant and read the raves. I have dined here many times and could not contemplate a visit to Montreal without a meal at L’Express. The place is a bistro that could have been transplanted from Paris, where I have also dined many times and where my favorite bistro is Chez Georges on rue de Mai. Chez Georges is superior to L’Express in >>More