Al Dente Wine is the writing depository of Tony Poer and—maybe someday—a handful of his wine-sodden friends. Just as pasta or vegetables cooked al dente offer some resistance to the tooth, so too can well-made beverages, well-executed cuisine, and well-crafted prose rise up to challenge the senses.

Where humor trumps pretense and anecdote informs both theory and practice, we gather here to celebrate wine, food, and all manner of spirits. (Beer, too.)