There exists an Iberian grape variety, perhaps the only white grape from this peninsula to achieve “classic” status around the world. Perhaps you know it as Albariño, the lively white grape from Rías Baixas, a northwestern Spanish region that more resembles the coast of Ireland than it does the land of bull fighting and flamenco.
Since it’s tempting to assume (or perhaps “hope” is the better word) that September won’t be just as hot as the previous months have been, Labor Day weekend feels like the summer season’s grand finale. What better way to celebrate than with an impromptu getaway?
Fact: beer lovers who refuse to drink wine are missing out. Yes, of course, beer and wine are two very different beverages. Beer is brewed year-round from a variety of starches, treated more like an ever-evolving recipe to experiment with and perfect. It’s seen as a casual, (usually) unpretentious beverage, created to be delicious and […]
In recent years, it’s been impossible to get through a summer without someone bringing up the topic of chilled red wines. While it may feel like breaking the time-honored tradition of cold whites and warm reds, drinking red wine chilled can be a fun and refreshing way to explore and integrate these wines into the […]
Who doesn’t dream of taking an Italian getaway in the summertime? Days strolling through the piazza, evenings spent with a glass al fresco, and sunsets over the vineyards – it’s enough to start Googling “last minute flights to Florence.” But those who can’t live out their Under the Tuscan Sun fantasies can still have an […]
When it comes to learning about wine, it’s the amount of minutiae that sucks out all the fun. Regions, subregions, crus, vineyards, producers, grapes — it can make our favorite beverage downright impossible to understand. In the grand scheme of things, the wines of the Napa Valley seem fairly straightforward; the region is all about […]
In a “yes way, rosé” world, it isn’t surprising that last summer’s most Instagrammed alcoholic beverage was the bluntly named White Girl Rosé, a collaboration between social media personalities The Fat Jew and Babe Walker.
Uncorking a bottle of wine. In theory, it should be a simple task, but in reality it can be one of a wine lover’s biggest headaches. If you consider yourself a world-class cork breaker, help is within reach. With a few simple tools and tricks, broken corks will soon be a thing of the past. […]
It looks like a cross between a decanter, a magic lamp, and a classy beer bong, but in actuality, the Spanish porrón is your new favorite way to drink wine. Head outside with some chilled Txakoli and 15 of your closest friends because wine glasses are not required for the summer’s most fun – and […]