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 […]
As humans traveled across the world, so did wine, but some grapes are more prolific than others around the globe. Merlot seems to be everywhere, as do other grapes such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, so which grapes can be found in the most different places? Inspired by the Transit Maps Tumblr, we created the global transit […]
We love wine bars, but we have to admit that many lists at these fine establishments often tend to look the same, no matter what stool you wind up straddling. Inspired by our pals at Eater’s recent post showing what every trendy restaurant menu looks like, we decided to create a similar one for the 2014 […]
When we romanticize wine drinking over the past 50 years, most of us begin to form a very specific picture in our mind, and that image usually includes French or Italians.
The World Cup is underway down in Brazil and things are off to a fun start. Yesterday we shared a recipe for a delicious tasting (and looking) Blackberry Cabernet Caipirinha. Today we’re taking a look at the 32 countries competing in this year’s World Cup and seeing which varietal of wine (if any) is most popularly […]
The US wine world is always evolving. As our wine culture continues to grow, it seems every day there is a new wine to try or new people looking to learn more. Because, relatively, we are still young and inexperienced when it comes to wine, we decided to look at who was responsible for influencing […]