We all remember the days leading up to Christmas, baking cookies with our parents to leave for Santa, while stealing a few for ourselves, all in the hopes that those cookies would ”sweeten the pot” and that gift we truly wanted would be left under the tree. When we’d wake up in the morning, the […]
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 […]
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.
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.
We asked VinePair readers to answer twenty “tough questions for wine lovers” in early November. These are the results of the first 100,000 answers to those questions! Some of the answers to the questions are…surprising. Let’s just say that your collective dedication to wine is impressive. Want to take the quiz yourself? Submit your own answers now.
If you’ve ever wondered where sparkling wines get there bubbles from you’re in luck. Our infographic beautifully illustrates the steps that winemakers take to turn regular wine (base wine is the technical term) into the bubbly variety. The vast majority of sparkling wine* is made using one of these three different methods, all of which are […]
We all remember a time when Halloween was fun, when we dressed up in costumes, headed to parties and danced the night away, only to wake up the next morning still dressed as Darth Vader or Princess Leah, with a slight hangover but great memories. But now you’re a real adult, with responsibilities, and some […]
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.