If asked, I imagine most people would admit that when they walk into a wine store, they fly right by the half-bottle section. In fact, a lot of people probably do not even realize it is there. That was certainly the case for me for many years. The half-bottle of wine is nothing if not […]
For many people, Champagne is something that should be enjoyed only on very special occasions. Weddings. Graduations. Births. But not even the birth of a second or third child. No, for some, just the birth of a first, because hey, after that first one, is it really enough of an occasion to crack open a […]
The month of May marks the beginning of many things — consistently warm weather, for example, al fresco dining, and, of course, beach weekends. It also marks the official kickoff of wedding season and everything that goes along with it. Weddings today come in all shapes and sizes. But one thing they have in common […]
When you think of Napoleon, pink Champagne is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind. But in addition to exposing the complex all short men struggle with and pushing his way to victory in the Battle of Austerlitz, Napoleon had a very close connection to the Moët & Chandon Champagne dynasty.
When I was in my 20s, and even my early 30s, I never drank alone. It wasn’t a stance on my part or anything like that. I thought drinking alone was perfectly fine. I just never really felt an urge to do it. As a young person living in a city, I went out a […]
While the United States has plenty of wine regions to explore — more than enough to keep even the most efficient enthusiasts busy — it’s no secret that many of the world’s greatest wines are produced outside of the country. This means that if you’re a serious wine drinker, you need to travel abroad to fully […]