Beaujolais has something for everyone. From light-hearted nouveau to somm-favorite cru, the French wine region produces a range of styles. Made from acidic and fruity Gamay, Beaujolais is lighter-bodied and lower-alcohol than most reds, and offers a (relatively) inexpensive alternative to similar styles from nearby Burgundy. From why it occasionally smells like bubblegum, to how much […]
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 […]
Updated on 2018-11-15
If you’re like us your worst nightmare is being stuck on a deserted island with a bottle of wine and no corkscrew. While you could probably MacGyver your way to relief with a stray coconut or seashell shard, the moral of the story is that when it comes to wine it pays to be prepared […]
The Finger Lakes region in upstate New York is, without doubt, the leading wine area in the eastern United States. While it has gained international notoriety for its Rieslings, the region also produces some outstanding red wines, perhaps most notably from the Cabernet Franc grape. One of the best of the Cab Francs is from […]
Called “the wine of kings, the king of wines” by Louis XIV, Hungary’s sweet Aszú wines from Tokaj are among the most celebrated in the world. But while Hungary’s most famous region is associated with these botrytized sweet wines, dry Tokaji, too, has firm roots in local tradition.
New York City has no shortage of bespoke wine tastings. Charity events aren’t rare, either. But the second annual Reboule du Rhône, November 15-18, 2018, is the best of both worlds. Patrons can enjoy exciting wines from some of the region’s most renowned winemakers, and, because all proceeds go to No Kid Hungry, they can […]
Updated on 2018-11-13
In a chain of tweets aimed at French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday morning, President Trump claimed France’s wine tariffs were “Not fair,” and “must change.” The thing is, France doesn’t even have its own wine tariffs, as it’s part of the European Union (E.U.). On Trade, France makes excellent wine, but so does the U.S. […]
Updated on 2018-11-13
Dinner is served and you’re stuck fumbling around with some fancy decanter. Instead of watching your boeuf bourguignon get cold while you wait for a bottle of Burgundy to open up properly, invest in a tool once and for all that does the trick faster than you can ask “red or white”?
Barcelona seems familiar, even to those of us who’ve never been. Everyone has a friend — some of us are that friend — who visited once, as a Eurail Pass-toting undergrad, and still raves about it. They slur the “c” in the city’s name whenever possible, trilling Bahthhhelona with gusto. But Barcelona is much more […]