Yoleaux! Let me say it again . . . Yoleaux! That’s how I felt at this year’s Dîner en Blanc. In case you’re unaware of this annual event let me start by setting the scene. Every year over 4,000 people, eager with anticipation, prepare for the communal garden party. The rules are simple. You must […]
The Wine Blog
Buying wine for almost everyone can be a relatively intimidating experience. Even if you possess a firm grasp on the grape, its regions and what wines you like and don’t, with all the wine on the market (millions and millions of labels) it can be tough to always feel like you’re picking a bottle you’re […]
When France seized Algeria as a colony in 1830, the country produced virtually no wine. Fifty years later, as Phylloxera ravaged French vineyards, plantings and production in Algeria soared. By the 1930s, Algeria had grown into the world’s largest exporter of wine, a title it largely held onto until 1962, when the French ceded control […]
Some years ago, a group of friends and I decided that while we loved wine, we knew far less about it than we should considering our rate of consumption. To remedy the situation, we decided to start a wine club — a casual get-together once a month where we would drink wine, enjoy a little […]
We all make mistakes. While drinking wine isn’t difficult – you open a bottle, pour the wine in the glass and take a sip – there are several common mistakes many people make in the process. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are five of the most common mistakes people make with wine, […]
Drink a lot of red wine, and eventually your teeth are going to start to turn purple. The good news is that researchers recently uncovered that red wine protects our teeth against cavities, so now you have an excuse for that extra glass.
Almost everyone is familiar with at least Pinot Grigio and Chianti when it comes to Italian wines, and a few more of us even know the 3 B’s, Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello, but that’s pretty much where the familiarity with Italian wine stops for most of us. But there’s a lot of great and diverse […]
While nothing beats drinking wine, we are fond of more than a few wine-related activities: repurposing (our sizable pile of) leftover corks, recycling wine labels, reading about wine, and writing sentences about wine. We also love wine related art, including the six prints and paintings below. We think they would all look wonderful on our walls or […]
Walk in to any “third-wave” coffee establishment, or even a mass market chain such as Starbucks, Peets or Nespresso, and you’re bound to encounter an overwhelming assortment of coffee varieties at all quality levels and price points. There are coffees labeled Single Varietal, Single Origin, Micro Lot, Small Batch and even Grand Cru.