Wine

Stay Warm this Winter with the Best Ruby, Tawny, and Vintage Port Wines

Winter has made its inevitable return and along with it comes time once again to hunker down, stoke the fireplace and imbibe on one of the world’s most historically rich sweet wines, namely Port. Now let’s be clear right out of the gate, we’re talking about Port from the Douro Valley in Northeastern Portugal. Port… Read more

Cooking/Recipes

Butternut Squash with Toasted Sage Soup

Squash soups are the perfect meal to keep you warm this fall. It’s a lovely soup to make ahead and keep in the freezer for those cold winter nights or when garnished beautifully, it can be served at your next dinner party. I make a dozen variations, but this classic is one of my favorites… Read more

Wine

U-Line Designs Wine Captain® Models for the Modern Home

Home wine cellars have traditionally been thought of as damp, dark, cool chambers hidden deep in the recesses of stately mansions. These were spaces that one would only visit when retrieving a special bottle for dinner or entertaining friends. In short, function took precedence over appearance. In the past, even restaurants maintained their cellars away… Read more

Interior Design

Top 5 Tips for Your Kitchen Remodel

Interior Designer Rachel Hulan shares her top five tips for your next kitchen remodel. As an interior designer in Southern California for the last 18 years, Rachel has worked on projects as diverse as television shows, science centers, private residences and master planned communities, developing a broad base of knowledge from which to consult interior… Read more

Interior Design

Introducing U-Line’s Newest Interior Designer Contributor, Rachel Hulan

Here at U-Line we have a deep appreciation and respect for interior designers. The ability to take a blank canvas and visualize the complete space can be extremely difficult. The ability to merge the latest trends with classic elements, while also understanding the customers preferences is what makes an interior designer stand out from the… Read more

Wine

The Best Summer Sips: Perfect for Your July 4th BBQ Party

White 2013 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc by Kim Crawford Wines Location: New Zealand, Marlborough Price: $18 Pairs well with: Grilled shrimp tacos with fresh cilantro, shredded cabbage, pepper jack cheese, and pico de gallo salsa; or lobster kabobs with pear tomatoes and portobello mushrooms, served with a lobster tamarind sauce. Why it’s delicious: New Zealand… Read more

Wine

Say ‘Oui’ to French Wines – Part 2

In March we reviewed some underappreciated wine regions of France (find that blog post here), now let’s touch on two of the most popular French regions favored by international wine collectors and enthusiasts. Few would argue that the landscape of fine wine has undergone vast changes over the past few decades with the entry of… Read more