According to the Brewers Association, most Americans live within 10 miles of a craft brewery. Sometimes, though, even that is too far — like when it’s so cold outside your car won’t start, say, or if you’re having beer geeky friends over for dinner. Thankfully, Belgium’s world-famous Duvel has the solution. Duvel’s Single Fermented Golden […]
Surviving a long, cold winter is all about mastering the art of getting cozy, starting with a hot meal and glass of wine. When the temperature drops, nothing beats the smell of something delicious simmering on the stove all afternoon while you enjoy a drink by the fireplace. But if you think boeuf bourguignon and […]
Advent calendars aren’t just for kids anymore. Boozy versions featuring miniature spirits bottles or carefully curated wine selections are all the rage — and it’s easy to see why. Spirited advent calendars provide a fun way to adultify during the holidays, and make a great gift for just about everyone on your list.
You’ve done the wine tours and counter tastings, but, until you’ve barrel tasted, you haven’t really lived. Normally, a consumer’s first taste of any given wine is the finished product. Barrel tasting gives you not only a sneak peek into what’s to come, but also a unique chance to meet the winemaker, lock in futures, […]
You’ve befriended your butcher, chatted Camembert and chèvre with your cheesemonger, and are on a first-name basis with your fishmonger. Now it’s time to get to know your winemaker. Specifically: McManis Family Vineyards, a team of fourth- and fifth-generation farmers who’ve been working the northern interior lands of California since 1938.
Buying and collecting wine from your favorite wine store doesn’t have to be overwhelming or left to last- minute (and often regrettable) impulse purchases. With a little patience and planning you can be on your way to your very own cellar in no time — whether that means a few special splurge bottles waiting for […]