Red at the Ready

Photo courtesy of L.G. Patterson Eating and drinking according to the season is great for your body. Of course, this means eating vegetables that are currently growing in your garden or at your local farms, but it also means changing cooking techniques and portion sizes as your body adjusts throughout the year or even the […]


Sipping the Sinskey Pinot Noir

Editor’s note: This article first ran in July 2017. Sommelier Sara Cyr and her husband, Chef Craig Cyr, owned former Columbia eatery The Cherry Street Wine Cellar & Bistro. When you hear words like “organic” or “biodynamic,” you might jump to conclusions about cost or quality. Trust me, I have had the same reservations. It’s […]


Heating up with Rosé

I once heard “when roses bloom, it’s time to drink rosé.” I think about this every spring, and I feel a tug to drink the pretty pink stuff, especially since spring has warmed the ground and the heat of summer is right around the corner. Last month I wrote about pairing wine with grilled foods. […]

Best of Columbia 2017

Photos by L.G. Patterson Drum roll please, the Best of Columbia food and drink winners are… Passionate Columbians have cast thousands of ballots… and now, those ballots have been tallied. Inside Columbia is pleased to present this year’s top vote-getters. Thank you, Columbia, for voting for your favorites!   Best Home-Style Cooking Restaurant Whether it’s shepherd’s […]


A Passion For Pairings

Sarah Cyr, a sommelier and former co-owner of The Wine Cellar & Bistro, a onetime Columbia restaurant, is an expert on all things vino. Here is her take on pairing wine with chocolate.   If you browse the web for wine and chocolate pairing ideas, you will get a wide variety of suggestions and opinions. […]