Every wine drinker desires to discover wines that deliver more for their money. Even for high-end collectors, the thought of finding an elusive bottle that others do not realize is valuable is part of the thrill of collecting in the first place. Yet when it comes to the mainstream wine regions of the world, it […]
As has often been said before, what makes the United States so interesting and incredible is that while we’re one unified country, when you really boil us down, we’re also a nation of several smaller countries, with different tastes, attitudes and opinions. While we often break down the country in terms of our politics, the […]
One of our 34 drinking resolutions for 2015 is to put together a solid home bar. If your personal bar is lacking, this infographic will help you level up your cocktail game. We’ve listed the basic spirits, mixers, barware and glassware that every home bar should have.
The new year brings new wine, new trends, and the newest release of our look at who is shaping America’s wine culture. If you haven’t seen the previous editions of this project, The Wine Web Power Index is our attempt to objectively identify and measure the influence of the people who play a large role in determining […]
While we as American wine consumers are intimately familiar with at least some Italian wines — Chianti has been popular for decades — the country’s scores of other wines can be downright baffling. While Italy has done a lot to modernize (and simplify) in recent decades, to the non-enthusiast wine drinker, Italian wines outside of 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.