People in Japan don’t drink much wine — just an average of four bottles a year per person, according to Kiyoshi Yokoyama, the chairman of Japan Wineries Association. But the history of wine in Japan goes way back, further back than the history of wine in the United States, in fact. In 1543, Portuguese Jesuits sailed […]
Working as a wine publicist means being around wine at all times of the day, which might sound like a dream job, but before you decide to quit your day job and sign up, just know, it’s not all vineyard strolls, flowing glasses of wine, and press trips. Wine publicists need to be well versed […]
I recently read an article about how as a society we should embrace boredom. Put down our phones, the author demanded. Cast aside the remotes and laptop computers. We should stop multitasking and have uninterrupted time with our thoughts before we forget how.
Getting low-key obsessed with wine can be a slippery slope. There’s so much to learn when it comes to getting a little geeky about vino. Plus, it’s pretty delightful to learn about wine because unlike assignments back in school, wine homework is the best homework. However, as you learn more about what a Bordeaux blend actually […]
We Americans love our beer. Also, our spirits. But our consumption of wine might surprise you. These are just a few of the things you’ll notice on our infographic laying out what and how much Americans drank over the past 150 years. You’ll also notice a few other things, like what a hit we took during […]
Every year, the Court of Master Sommeliers adds a few new members to its ranks. With a dismal 8 percent pass rate, the test to become a Master Sommelier is widely considered one of the hardest tests in the world. That difficulty has led to a level of prestige for the 236 Master Sommeliers.
Unpopular opinion: Being single is awesome. You have the entire bed to yourself, there’s no one to suggest splitting an entree, and there are no never-ending deliberations on what to watch on Netflix. The other ~super neat~ part of being single? The freedom to drink awesomely single drinks all by yourself. Still don’t believe us? […]
Send all questions to email@example.com My friend came back from France going ON AND ON about how French wine doesn’t cause hangovers because it doesn’t have sulfites. Is it true that sulfites cause hangovers? I am going to call bullshit on this. It has never ever been proven that sulfites cause hangovers.
If you own a stove, you should know how to make a few sauces. Sauces can make a dish fancier or cover up any mistakes. Best of all, some of the best sauces aren’t all that hard to make, no matter how fancy they sound. Take, for example, a red wine reduction sauce. A red […]