In the last few years, we’ve seen the world’s largest brewers introduce beers with fewer and fewer calories. The point of these beers — which pack very little alcohol — isn’t to create a delicious brew, but to save you some calories while you’re drinking.
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The word “reserve” on a bottle of wine has become one of the shadiest terms one can use when it comes to marketing wine. That’s because the word’s use has no regulation – except in Italy and Spain – and has different meanings depending on the winery and the region. Basically, reserve means whatever the […]
Drinking wine in France reminds me of eating lobster in Maine. For many Americans, French wine and lobster mean white tablecloths, snotty staff and confusing methods – Oh, and wallet-busting expensive. But the reality is drinking wine in France or eating lobster in Maine is practically effortless. And, delicious. Of course, delicious. In France, all […]
Browsing websites is obviously how most of us spend our day (and night), but sometimes it’s nice to go offline and spend some quality time with an old fashioned (printed) book…glass of wine in tow. Removed from the glow of the screen (and the desire to fall down a Google/Wikipedia rabbit hole), our minds are […]
Cold weather is always the best weather for soup. Not only is it delicious, but it often feels like if it weren’t for soup on some of the coldest days, we’d never be able to get completely warm. But what about on those days when it’s just so cold that even a huge bowl of […]
For as long as certain wines have been heralded as better or more desirable than others, and therefore collectible, counterfeiting has always been a problem. Just like with art and fashion, people will go to great lengths in order to present a believable copy of something for which people are willing to pay dearly. And […]
Some say it’s a calling. Others may simply call it extinguishing one’s thirst. Either way, many of us in the wine trade remember the one sip of wine (read: bottle of wine) that pushed us over the brink from habitual enthusiast to hard-core oenophile.
There are no two more prominent styles of beers that beer geeks and brewers – both home and professional – obsess over more than Pale Ale and India Pale Ale – better known as IPA – but what’s the actual difference between these two hoppy beers, and how did both become so popular in the […]
Ever had a Super Tuscan? Ever wondered what the hell that means? In short, the term can be attributed to the media and the origin of that term can be attributed to the rebels. And being a Star Wars fan, I love the rebels. Just south of the bustling city of Florence are the Chianti […]