Courtney Schiessl

What the Heck Is Wine Product?

What the Heck Is Wine Product?

Scenario: It’s 1 a.m., the party has lasted long past dinner, and disaster strikes. You’ve run out of wine. Rushing into the local 24-hour drugstore, you bypass the beer selection; everyone will thank you the next day if you stick to the original poison. There! A rack of bottles labeled “California,” looking quite similar to […]

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Does Your Wine Smell Like Spring? Here’s Why

Does Your Wine Smell Like Spring? Here’s Why

Spring might be the most fragrant time of year. After a long, sleepy winter, everything is in bloom once again: flowers, grass, produce, even people. It seems only appropriate to drink floral, spring-scented wines to celebrate. There’s actually a reason that some grape varieties are more aromatic, floral, and springy than others. It’s all thanks to something that […]

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Yes, Restaurants Keep Notes On Guests – and You Should Be Glad

Yes, Restaurants Keep Notes On Guests – and You Should Be Glad

Oenophiles may be buzzing with opinions after the release of Cork Dork, a book following one wine amateur’s year-long quest to uncover the realities of the NYC sommelier community. But author Bianca Bosker also slipped in a bit of restaurant intel. During an evening spent shadowing a sommelier at two-Michelin-starred Marea, Bosker discovered the practice of […]

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