Come late February, the weather is just plain unpredictable. Although it should be snowing and cold, we start seeing freakishly warm days that move us straight into that springtime mentality. Days are warm, nights are cold, and we just don’t know what the hell we should be drinking. Our heads scream red, our hearts beat […]
I have no doubt that someone has calculated how much sparkling wine will be consumed on Valentine’s Day, but let’s just round things off and say that it will be an ocean of bubbly. I can’t think of a wine-growing country or region that doesn’t produce sparkling wine, and that’s the point: The choices are […]
A winter storm is poised to pummel the East Coast. That means schools and offices across the country and going through the willtheyorwon’tthey scenario: Will you have to work tomorrow? Or will you get to cozy up at home? Like any winter storm, there is probably a 50-50 chance this one is going to wind up being […]
It’s not common to find wines made in America from Spanish grapes. While French and even some Italian varietals can be found in vineyards all over the country, we usually only consume the grapes of Spain when we drink a wine that’s actually been made in that country.
While the quintessential steak and wine pairing might be seen by some as passé, there are still many moments when having a go to bottle of red that’s perfect with that steak you were craving is absolutely necessary. During the winter months in particular I find myself really craving this pairing.
In the dead of winter, sometimes all you need is a cozy place to sit, a warm blanket, a good book or a great show, and an easy-drinking bottle of red wine.
Easy-drinking, soothing reds are perfect for a winter night. I’m talking about that time of year when you make a stew or roast not only because it’s a warming meal, but also because allowing the oven to run for a few hours helps to warm your cold home. For these types of meals, you need […]
Here at VinePair we drank a lot of really great wine in 2016. Still, some bottles truly stood out, and you’ll find the list of these below. Each wine on this list possesses one crucial quality: immediate drinkability. These wines are approachable, interesting, and, despite one or two exceptions where aging would help, ready to be popped […]
Pinot Grigio often gets a bad rap, and for the most part, it’s deserved. Due to its popularity in the world of white wine, much of what’s available to most people at an accessible price is mass- produced, full of sugar, and pretty terrible.