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.
Remember when Bruce Willis had a full head of hair? Or When Seagram’s Wine Coolers were the latest thing? No? Then let’s go back to 1986 to watch some cringe-inducing crooning from the Die Hard action hero. The tagline of these ads? It’s wet and it’s dry. 1986! And don’t even think about not watching the third […]
Napoleon, who carried a sabre, was known to have once said ”Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it,” which probably encouraged the tradition of sabrage, or sabering a bottle of sparkling wine, among his calvary. Thankfully, the joy of sabering a bottle of sparkling wine is not just for French military anymore.