As we always say, everyone’s experience with wine is different, and what you smell or taste does not have to be exactly the same as what the person next to you with the same glass experiences. If you think a wine smells like grapes and only grapes, then damnit that’s what it smells like.
The Wine Blog
For most drinkers the country of Portugal exists to produce one and only one alcoholic beverage, Port, the luscious elixir that’s popular for closing out a meal, particularly around the holidays if you’re a Brit. To say that Portugal has a branding problem is an understatement.
Here at VinePair, we’re suckers for wine and history. As we’ve said before, one of our favorite reasons for collecting and aging wine isn’t just to see how it transforms over the years, but also because each bottle is a time capsule that takes us back to memories made in the year the wine was […]
While the history of California’s wine industry goes back far into the nineteenth century, Prohibition meant the end for the vast majority of the state’s vineyards. The period after Prohibition through the 1960s was one marked by cheap jug wines and sweet, fortified high alcohol wines. After decades of post-prohibition stagnation, a new generation of winemakers […]
Sherry, the fortified wine made from white grapes that hails from Spain, has been experiencing quite a comeback recently. What used to be seen as a tired old drink consumed by your grandmother and her friends while in the midst of an epic game of bridge has reemerged as the digestif of choice among the […]
You’re hosting a dinner party and you’ve planned everything. The invitations went out months ago, you’ve worked tirelessly on the menu and spent all day in the kitchen making sure everything is delicious. On top of that, you selected what you think are the perfect wines to go with everything you’ve prepared.
Most of the time, when the subject of Washington wines comes up, the first question I get is: how do winemakers deal with all the rain? It’s an understandable question, given Seattle’s reputation as the City Where the Sun Don’t Shine, but it also displays the general ignorance most wine lovers have about my home […]
As the weather turns cooler we like to liven up our homes with plants and herbs — which look lovely when planted in recycled bottles and corks. We’ve collected 5 cool wine crafts for your own indoor garden, some to buy, and some to make yourself. Whether you’re feeling crafty or want to give a great gift to […]
While we understand nostalgia exists for Manischewitz, generally it’s a wine we try to avoid — unless of course we want to not only develop an incredible headache but also relive the experience of that one bar mitzvah in our teenage years where we were all too thrilled to drink the wine at kiddush no […]