Yes, they serve free Krug Champagne at Christie’s wine auctions, a treat I was happy to discover when I attended my first Fine and Rare Wines of the World auction in 2013. Shocked to discover that these auctions are open to the public, I traded yoga pants for the chicest thing in my closet (my […]
“I just got back from (pick a country) where we had this fabulous wine. I asked for it at my favorite wine shop, but they said it wasn’t available here. What’s up with that?” We hear ya! The problem is, the U.S. is the largest wine market in the world, but also the most difficult […]
A few months ago we surveyed you, the VinePair readership, to better understand why you love white wine. The results were compelling and clearly show the taste preferences for the next generation of consumers. People are spending more, and drinking white wine throughout the year. You’re also becoming fans of more obscure varietals, and seeking […]
There’s only one reason to attend a wine passport weekend: to get tipsy in a pastoral setting as cheaply as possible. Despite being marketed as the ideal combination of education and a buzz, with one ticket promising “free” tasting at dozens of wineries, neither learning nor drinking well are guaranteed.
Olivia Pope, the heroine of Shonda Rhimes’ hit show Scandal, is the first black heroine to grace the small screen in 40 years. But the importance of her performance has had a ripple effect beyond just increasing diversity in the television industry. Magnificent in her mastery of all those around her, Olivia Pope is also unique […]
The Unified Wine and Grape Symposium is a big deal for the city of Sacramento. Parking rates go up from $8/day to $40/day, and wine lovers from across California and the world descend on the capital city’s massive convention center. But the Symposium’s attendees are a different type of wine enthusiast. They are not chic sommeliers […]
Over the past few years, investing in wine brands has not been at the top of most venture capitalists’ lists. That wasn’t always the case, as many VCs have always recognized the opportunity the space could provide with its consistent growth over the past twenty years and a yearly revenue of over $36 billion.
Most people who become obsessed with wine eventually end up at least dreaming about making it. Much like home brewing beer, learning how to make wine helps you better appreciate what went into the product inside the bottle.
After the sticky, 16-hour days that characterize the wine harvest, most winemakers are eager for the quiet of winter in the cellar. Yet despite often losing up to half of their staff as the workload recedes, winter quiet doesn’t mean an end to critical tasks. These sticky harvest days jumpstart of the wine process: thousands of pounds […]
South Africa is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world right now because it has so much untapped potential. Perhaps you’ve had a good spicy Pinotage at one point. But did you know that the greatest amount of Chenin Blanc—one of France’s most elegant white grapes—is actually planted in South Africa? Also, you […]