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 […]
It’s the picture of summer: the sun is out, shades are on, barbecue is sizzling, and it’s time to stretch out in the lounge chair with a refreshing glass of…red wine? The warm weather months can be tough on red wine lovers, who might not be able to stomach a glass of their favorite rich […]
Ask any sommelier which wines they’re kicking back with off the clock and it’s a safe bet that cru Beaujolais is on that list. Recently, the region of Beaujolais has begun to crawl out from under the poor reputation imposed on it by the Thanksgiving mainstay Beaujolais Nouveau.
The origins of Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday are debatable, but here’s a solid theory: whether single or coupled up, by February 14th, everyone needs a good love story. February is the shortest month of the year, but it’s also filled with dark days and frigid, face-numbing cold. Fluffy snow is now dirty slush, and […]
Winter may have been dragging its heels this year, peppering January with spring-like days, but with the onslaught of two-plus feet of snow, it’s safe to say that winter has fully arrived. But we have a bone to pick with the season – why is it all about the red wines? For three (and in reality, […]
Beaujolais has long been considered the quintessential Thanksgiving wine, thanks mostly to the young, just-barely-wine Beaujolais Nouveau and a lot of clever marketing in the 1970s. And while these light-bodied, low-tannin reds do pair well with turkey and all of its friends, doesn’t it seem odd that a French wine is the classic pairing for such […]
“Red or white?” It’s presented as an either/or question, one that produces staunch loyalists on both sides of the fence. Take white wine lovers, for instance; it may be thirty-five degrees and snowing outside, with a spread of Pasta Bolognese and dry-aged steak on the table, but try to pour a hearty red in their […]