Send all questions to email@example.com I brought a bottle of nice wine to a nice restaurant. Should I offer some to the somm? Absolutely. If you’re bringing a bottle of wine to a restaurant, especially one with a nice enough list to have a sommelier on the floor, etiquette dictates that you should offer them a […]
If you’ve recently moved into a new apartment or gotten married, chances are that someone bought you a set of coupe glasses. While coupe glasses look fancy AF, they’re one of those cabinet staples that look great but actually don’t get much use. The couple glass was allegedly invented in the mid-1600s in England for the […]
Zinfandel may not have originated in California — studies show it to be an ancient grape variety likely from Croatia — but no other place in the world has adopted Zin as the Golden State has, making it a signature variety of sorts.
Rioja, one of Spain’s best-known wine regions, evokes visions of tapas-laden bistros on evenings that stretch lazily into night. But how well do you really know Rioja? From sub-regions to classifications to typical flavor profiles (and how the heck do you properly pronounce Rioja, anyways?), there’s much more to this Spanish standard than meets the […]
You’ve probably knocked back a shot or two in your life. We know we have. But something you may not have noticed is that the shot you drank with your beer at your local neighborhood dive last week was a lot bigger than the shot that was offered to you in Denmark on your last […]
Just a short while ago, Tuesdays were nothing more than mundane Monday follow-ups. They did little but remind us that the work week is nowhere near over. That is, until Taco Tuesday came along and shook up the game. We don’t like to exclude, but if you don’t like tacos, you definitely can’t sit with us.
Johnnie Walker’s Striding Man logo is perhaps as iconic as the Scotch itself. But if you’ve ever spent a long evening in the company of one of these bottles and the amber liquid they contain, you may have at one point during the night wondered how exactly this purposeful, flamboyant individual came to emboss your […]
When listing the classic wines of the world, Bordeaux ranks pretty close to the top of the pack. While Bordeaux is typically a blended wine, Cabernet Sauvignon is the key grape, particularly in regions on the left bank of the Gironde river. What characterizes this bold, complex, ageable wine? Check out our illustrated guide for […]
Ranked fourth on the list of the world’s busiest airports, LAX sees millions of passengers day in and day out. While it may not be easy to get to Napa and Sonoma from said airport, there are plenty of other grape-covered regions within reach.