In the northwest corner of Italy sits one of the most magical wine regions in the world that produces some of the world’s greatest wines. Piedmont is an Italian region like no other. Sharing its borders with both France and Switzerland, it is a picturesque region of mountains and valleys, overrun with vineyards, castles and […]
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Fall is a great time to visit wine country. The leaves are changing, the air is cooling and grapes are finally getting picked and turned into wine. While the obvious activity of bouncing from tasting room to tasting room is a ton of fun, that’s not the only way to experience wine country in the […]
The start of fall signifies not only the changing of the leaves, but also the beginning of one of America’s favorite adopted drinking holidays, Oktoberfest. Bars change over tap lines, towns plan outdoor festivals and people prepare to drink stein after stein of beer and only beer. But just like other foreign drinking holidays that […]
What’s your favorite red wine? How about your favorite white? If you love some varieties and abhor others you might be surprised to find out that nearly all of the wines we drink on a regular basis are closely related. Specifically, we’re talking about shared DNA among the countless varieties of the Vitis vinifera family. In […]
These incredible personal wine cellars make use of interesting materials and spaces with stunning results. Whether you have spare space under you stairwell or under your kitchen, or even have an entire spare room available for your special bottles, these creative wine storage solutions are stunning additions to your home.
France is probably one of the last places many people would think of when it comes to craft beer, but recently the mecca of wine has been experiencing a beer boom, fueled mostly by the country’s next generation of drinkers, and even some well established winemakers are getting in on the action. One such winemaker […]
We all have idyllic visions of our ultimate wine country vacation. We’ll eat amazing food fresh from the farm, drink fantastic wine straight from the barrel, and of course stay in a really unique place. And there is no other wine vacation destination that people fantasize about more than Burgundy.
In the 2001 mob movie Made, written and directed by John Favreau, the character played by Vince Vaughn gets into a disagreement in the back room of an old school Italian joint with the character played by Sean “Diddy” Combs regarding what exactly is and what isn’t a digestif. Combs’s character orders four Fernets for […]
Last month the Internet Archive uploaded 2 million photos to Flickr. These photos were extracted from the digitized texts of countless historical books, allowing searches on any topic imaginable. We immediately went looking for wine related photos. The archive, as we mentioned, is vast, covering 500 years worth of books, so we limited this post to the turn […]