One drink and one drink alone embodies the holiday season in a warm glass, and that drink is not eggnog, it’s mulled wine. No other drink says winter and its flavors are finally here quite like it, plus both the alcohol and the warm temperature of the beverage are just what you need to get […]
France holds a special place in the hearts of most wine lovers. It’s where five of the six noble grapes were born, varieties which are beloved by many wine drinkers. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reach their pinnacle in Burgundy. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends from Bordeaux are so iconic winemakers around the world can call […]
Fast Food & Fine Wine #1: Papa John’s Fritos Chili Pizza and 2006 Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Riserva The draw to try Papa John’s Fritos Chili Pizza started early this fall. Every Sunday the TV would come alive with the alluring commercials for this insane mashup.
With twelve studio albums to his name, Jay-Z has written rhymed about wine…often. In honor of the recent news that he bought out his Armand de Brignac partners at Sovereign Brands, we took a look through his lengthy catalog to pick out his thirteen best wine related rhymes. Pop a gold bottle and enjoy. Can’t Knock The […]
The average man or woman who decides to brave the wilds of America’s malls and big-box parking lots on Black Friday will find themselves as close as they’ll ever come to a Medieval battlefield. Like their ancestors they would be wise to fortify themselves with drink (or they could just stay at home with their families). With those shopping mall horrors in […]
Wine events are popular and it’s no wonder, they’re great chances to learn about wine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere, plus you get to try so many different types of wine! But we wanted to dig a bit deeper.
It’s wonderful to have fancy crystal glassware to bring out for special occasions, but if you entertain a lot, you often don’t want to bring out the nice stuff for two reasons: it’s annoying to hand-wash, and you don’t want to have to worry about a glass or two breaking – especially if it’s your […]
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a worldwide marketing phenomenon, largely dreamed up by French wine merchant George Duboeuf in the early 1970s. You can read the full story of how the day came to be, but if you’re here, you probably have a good idea what Beaujolais Nouveau Day is.
Thanksgiving, the holiday of food, football and, of course, family. And while we love the food part — who doesn’t love the one opportunity a year when gorging yourself is actually encouraged — the only thing we get nervous about is the part that includes family.