When it comes to wine decanters you can let form or function be your guide. A decanter’s job is simple — expose wine to oxygen, which allows the wine to open up. As we wrote in our Wine 101 guide to decanting wine, the vessel you use is less important than the simple act of decanting; in […]
The Exposition Universelle of 1855, held in Paris, attracted millions of visitors, who passed through grand halls where the latest works of industry and culture were on display. In the 19th century, France was recognized as the world’s finest producer of wine — so there was no question that wines would be offered for sampling.
Whether you want to bring mementos home from your trip, you’re bringing a special bottle with you to drink at your destination, or you foolishly booked your vacation in a dry county (or country!), at one point or another you’re going to travel with booze. Here’s how to do so like a pro.
Fall is in full swing, which means weekends filled with football and plates piled high with sports staples like wings and nachos. If you’re tailgating at the game, burgers, ribs and sausages might be sizzling on your grill. While we love to occasionally spend the afternoon sipping on seasonable beers, we think that wine is a great […]
Our Fall Wine Harvest post from yesterday got us thinking about not only the harvest from this year, but harvests from years past as well. That’s right, we’re talking vintage harvests.
Even though the weather has been cooling and the leaves have been changing for a few weeks now, we’re not truly in fall until the calendar arrives at October. Halloween candy starts showing up on the shelves, weekends are filled with football, and pumpkin flavored everything starts getting released – seriously is there nothing people […]
For most drinkers the country of Portugal exists to produce one and only one alcoholic beverage, Port, the luscious elixir that’s popular for closing out a meal, particularly around the holidays if you’re a Brit. To say that Portugal has a branding problem is an understatement.
As the weather turns cooler we like to liven up our homes with plants and herbs — which look lovely when planted in recycled bottles and corks. We’ve collected 5 cool wine crafts for your own indoor garden, some to buy, and some to make yourself. Whether you’re feeling crafty or want to give a great gift to […]
You could live an entire lifetime and never drink every bottle of French wine produced, yet we are sure there are people who have tried. But since most of us only have the ability to drink a limited amount, what are the bottles people more well versed in French wine than us (the experts) think […]