Laura Burgess

The 5 Portuguese Wine Styles You Need To Try Based On What You Already Like

The 5 Portuguese Wine Styles You Need To Try Based On What You Already Like

Has your wallet become home to moths only? Holiday over-spending need not force Sober January, or giving up good juice for boxed plonk. Instead of going dry, try the bargain hunter’s secret weapon: Portuguese wines. With over 200 indigenous grape varieties, and more U.S. imports than ever, there’s bottles for everything from prime rib to […]

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How A Trip To The Grocery Store Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Wine Aromas

How A Trip To The Grocery Store Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Wine Aromas

Given the arcane collection of adjectives used in wine descriptions, it’s not surprising that the wine industry has a reputation for being snobby and pompous. (Bruised stone fruit and dried Meyer Lemon, anyone?) What the wine aristocracy doesn’t want you to know is it only takes a trip through the produce department to begin discovering […]

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The Complete Guide To Gifting Wine For Every Personality Type On Your List

The Complete Guide To Gifting Wine For Every Personality Type On Your List

It’s official: the holiday season has arrived, and with it the annual dilemma of what to buy for whom, how much to spend, and the dread associated with asking for gift receipts. From hipsters who adore most things esoteric to score-chasing label hounds, and demure office managers everywhere, we’ve got the perfect bottle for everybody, […]

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Go Inside The Most Famous Wine Barrel Factory In America

Go Inside The Most Famous Wine Barrel Factory In America

The first thing I noticed at Seguin-Moreau were the flames. Above the din that made conversation impossible inside the famed cooperage, rockets of orange flame leapt from the open-ended barrels under construction that foggy October day. To a cooper these flames mean toast, and they have everything to do with producing high-quality barrels, and absolutely […]

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A Day In The Life Of A Wine Cellar Rat

A Day In The Life Of A Wine Cellar Rat

What’s it really like to work in the wine business? Is it all glamorous private tastings, fancy lunches, and lush vineyard tours? In most cases, absolutely not. This week, I caught up with former New York Sommelier Christopher Walsh, who made the jump to wine production in 2014. Today, Walsh works as a cellar hand, the […]

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