When it comes to Argentinian wine most people are familiar with Malbec, which the country has adopted as its national grape. There’s a whole lot more to Argentina than Malbec though, starting with Bonarda, a grape that is often used for blending, but is starting to show up on American shelves as a varietal wine.
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When it comes to alcohol control, Pennsylvania is one of the most restrictive states in the country – import into the state is strictly regulated, and consumers must shop at specific state controlled stores if they wish to purchase their favorite wine, whiskey or beer.
To most of us, wine is something that allows us to kick back, relax and enjoy some of the finer things in life. While that is the intention, things don’t always end up as planned. That certainly wasn’t the case in the situations below.
The world of wine can be confusing to those who are either just getting into it or those who just want to enjoy good wine. For the latter it is even more confusing because the industry is a-twitter with buzzwords intended to lure us into a purchases. Sometimes these marketing tactics are even pretty shady.
When the temperature drops, there’s nothing more heartwarming than curling up with a piping hot alcoholic beverage. Mulled wine is a winter tradition that has stood the test of time. In fact, it’s so beloved it now has its own national holiday. No surprises here. Take one whiff of cinnamon, spice and all that’s nice […]
In his five years as the host of Late Night, Jimmy Fallon has reinvented the concept of the late night talk show. A former SNL star with a series of failed films under his belt, Fallon had everything to prove. However, he quickly demonstrated that his penchant for giggle fits and charmingly personable demeanor lend […]
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.
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 […]