The Northern Hemisphere is well into winter, and some of the coldest days are yet to come. In much of the U.S., however, spring-like temperatures are already upon us. Maybe it has to do with the fact that global temperatures have risen for a third straight year and winter just isn’t what it used to […]
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Winter isn’t just a time of hibernation for animals; it’s a time of hibernation for people, too! With the sun setting before it’s time to leave the office, freezing wind tunnels at every turn, and the oh-so-tempting notion of riding out January and February in a wardrobe that basically consists of sweatpants, this isn’t the time […]
In the dead of winter, sometimes all you need is a cozy place to sit, a warm blanket, a good book or a great show, and an easy-drinking bottle of red wine.
High up in the mountains above Aspen, Colo. — 10,900 feet up to be exact — a ski bar and restaurant called Cloud Nine sells $125 bottle of Veuve Clicquot. They serve lunch at 12 and 2 and go through bottles and bottles of Champagne every day (their record is 140 bottles in one lunch). […]
Everyone knows a Sharon. The iconic wine mom, Sharon is the queen of sass, gossip, and going the extra mile in everything she does — sometimes even taking it a bit too far. It’s easy to hate Sharon, but in reality that’s because we’re all jealous of her “sipping through life” mentality. She’s strong. She’s […]
Women are making strides in the spirit world, but the vibe is still overwhelmingly macho. ‘Twasn’t always thus. It’s not that there weren’t some serious roadblocks thrown up against distilling women, like when 50,000 of them were burned at the stake in the 1500s (more on that later). But before the Industrial Revolution belched its giant […]
Even vino virgins know you serve red wine with steak and white wine with fish, right? Perhaps traditionally, but not anymore. “Conventionality can sometimes be destructive to creativity,” says Charles Ford, sommelier and general manager at Daisies Chicago.
Turning 21 in America is a rite of passage. It represents the day when finally, after so many years of illegally sipping from alcoholic beverages, a citizen can legally order a drink. But why the seemingly arbitrary age of 21? Is there some magical transformation that happens to the human body after a person has been […]
Drinking on a budget is a balancing act. You want something that tastes good (there are loads of quality affordable wines out there), but you also want something with sufficient alcohol content to keep you at a nice buzz.