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.
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 […]
One of the hardest things about discovering Old World wines that you might enjoy is that the labels are so confusing. If you’re used to seeing the grape(s) on the label, often prominently, you might wonder what’s going on. Most wines from Old World wine countries prominently identify where the grapes were grown (and who produced […]
What’s your favorite red wine? How about your favorite white? If you love some varieties and abhor others you might be surprised to find out that nearly all of the wines we drink on a regular basis are closely related. Specifically, we’re talking about shared DNA among the countless varieties of the Vitis vinifera family. In […]