Nothing can undo the terrible fate of getting cork, foil, or any other form of bottle paraphernalia into that second bottle upon opening. Perhaps the only thing worse than having foil in your wine is being entrusted with opening a bottle of wine for a group of people, and getting foil into all of their wine […]
Us wine industry folks talk about terroir a lot. A core concept in how we view wine in the 21st century, terroir is the idea that soil, climate, and topography all give a wine a distinctive characteristic that it wouldn’t have if the grapes were grown elsewhere. It’s an idea that posits the locale where grapes are […]
One thing’s for sure — traveling and drinking most definitely go hand in hand. Whether backpacking through Europe, sitting on a beach in Thailand, or hiking the mountains of South America, there’s no doubt that savoring an ice cold beer or refreshing glass of wine is certainly on the daily agenda. When traveling to a foreign country, […]
Updated on 2017-06-27.
As tequila pushes to maintain a classier image amongst consumers, Heineken remains in hot water for its ‘tequila-flavored’ beer. As Quartz reports via Financial Times, the Tequila Regulatory Council is threatening to sue Heineken over its ‘tequila-flavored’ beer, Desperados. Despite claiming to boast a small percentage of tequila, the beer’s connection to the spirit is […]
With the summer season in full swing, it’s safe to say that barbecue season is upon us. There’s no better way to fight those long, hot work weeks than with wine-soaked barbecues on the weekends. But let’s face it: July and August are hot, and finding the right wines to match your food and quench […]
For some strange reason, many wine drinkers completely freak out at the idea of decanting wine. It’s not even the actual decanting that freaks people out; it’s the question of when to decant wine that causes everyone to go a little crazy. But knowing when to decant wine is actually pretty simple. Just stick to this golden […]
Updated on 2017-06-26.
Though the French may lead the world in wine production, their consumption is seriously lagging. According to LARVF, France’s wine consumption has seen a 13% decrease since 2011, with numbers expected to decline until 2020. The numbers come from a recent study conducted by Vinexpo, the one of France’s largest tasting events, held annually in […]
We’ve all had that experience where someone serves us two glasses of wine made from the same grape variety that taste completely differently. That’s thanks to the concept of terroir, the all-encompassing term for what makes a wine-producing region unique, based on soil, climate patterns, and geographical features. Terroir is the reason why a glass […]
Ah, Paris, land of luxury, romance, and, of course, endless amounts of bon vin. With the rise of affordable airlines, flying from the U.S. to Europe has never been more accessible — and easier on your wallet. While it’s certainly easy to land in Paris and spend your days sipping along the Seine, planning a […]