Our Friday went from calm to raucous in under a minute. Why? because the folks at Nipyata sent us (you guessed it) a piñata filled with nips of alcohol. The premise of Nipyata is pretty simple, the company takes a piñata, fills it with booze, and ships it off to you, along with the requisite blindfold and […]
Fancy cheese is all fine and well, but this Friday, we decided to grab some Boursin spreadable cheese from our local bodega to pair with a bottle of Le Petit Coquerel Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley. Instead of pouring a glass in our usual office setting, we decided to head over to the park to […]
This Friday, we treated ourselves to a box of warm, sugar-dripping donuts. While donuts are typically an accompaniment to coffee, the end of the week calls for something a little bit stronger. We were in a whiskey kind of mood, so we grabbed a bottle of Tap 357 Maple Whisky, which is traditional Canadian whisky […]
One of the things we believe in here at VinePair is that you can pair wine with anything. So with Easter around the corner, we decided to challenge ourselves to find two wines that cut nicely through the intense sugary flavor of both Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs.
Fast Food & Fine Wine #3: Taco Bell Crunchwraps with Chateau Montelena Having trouble with the embedded video? Watch it on YouTube! It had been a long time since I’d had Taco Bell, but ever since we began the VinePair Fast Food & Fine Wine segment, I knew it was only a matter of time […]
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.
If you’re a VinePair reader then you already know that we believe wine doesn’t have to carry the burden of snobbery on its back. Our mission has always been to educate, entertain, and provide new paths for you to discover great wine. And we’re not the only ones with that mission. As evidenced by the […]
Decanting a wine is one of the loveliest ways to serve it and an added bonus is that it also improves the wine’s flavor. As we’ve written in our Wine 101 on the the subject, ANY wine can be decanted. A beautiful decanter is not just meant for your most expensive bottles.
In this video we demonstrate the easiest way to open a bottle of wine. You don’t need any fancy electronic gadgets or specialized tools. All you need is a waiter’s corkscrew and our easy-to-follow tips and you’ll be opening bottle after bottle like a pro.