Group occasions can have the greatest rewards. But they are often not without lots of stress beforehand. Whether dining out with a bunch of friends, hosting dinner for 12, or planning the party of the year, there’s one issue that always presents a dilemma: what wine to drink? Invariably, there will be differences of opinion […]
We all need that go-to bottle of white that’s both affordable and delicious. With a plethora of mediocre Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Grigios on the market, finding an affordably delectable bottle of white wine can be quite the challenge. But what if we told you that you didn’t have to settle for subpar any longer? […]
Even vino virgins know you serve red wine with steak and white wine with fish, right? Perhaps traditionally, but not anymore. “Conventionality can sometimes be destructive to creativity,” says Charles Ford, sommelier and general manager at Daisies Chicago.
Another year, another set of New Year’s resolutions (also known as a set of promises that we’ll vehemently make on January 1, only to be forgotten before February rolls around). Atop most of these lists is the annual vow to lose weight, which usually coincides with the immediate nixing of any and all booze. It’s […]
Seafood towers are one of the most decadent and eye-popping items you can choose off a restaurant menu– so why not bring this luxury dish home with this DIY Build Your Own Shellfish Tower tutorial? Seafood towers are ideal for date nights, dinner parties, and hangouts with friends. Better yet, making one at home is […]
Growing up, I always wished I were Italian. Don’t misunderstand me; I love my German heritage, but there was always a little part of me that was envious of my friends’ lilting last names, multi-course Christmas Eve dinners, and brash yet lovable family members. But the real reason that I longed to live la dolce […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — fall, that is. The air remains warm, the breeze is barely chilled, and the sun seems to be shining every day of the week. We love weeks like the one upon us, with those unseasonably summer-like temps smack in the middle of autumn. So what do […]
Sometimes all you need is a wine that doesn’t fight with you. A wine that’s just easy. You’ve had a long day, work is still on your brain, and the last thing you need to be doing is pondering over a glass of wine. You still want something tasty, but not complex. Mont Gravet Côtes […]
There exists an Iberian grape variety, perhaps the only white grape from this peninsula to achieve “classic” status around the world. Perhaps you know it as Albariño, the lively white grape from Rías Baixas, a northwestern Spanish region that more resembles the coast of Ireland than it does the land of bull fighting and flamenco.