Brunch has fallen on tough times. Not financially, of course. For restaurants, it remains a grass-fed cash cow. In public record, however, brunch has taken a hit in recent years. Countless authors have professed hate for this b-word. Their pieces range from expressing mild disdain to likening it to the circles of hell.
For most summer drinkers, warm weather means rosé. Specifically, Provencal rosé. Even though pink wines exist in every region of the wine world, the very idea of Provence — replete with yacht parties, movie stars, and, yes, lots of pink drink — is pretty irresistible. Of course, Corsica, Sancerre, California, Spain, and Italy are all […]
Mendoza and Malbec are two entirely different entities that, at times, feel like interchangeable synonyms. Granted, one is a red wine, and the other is the name of the region in which it’s famously produced; but each can be used as a single-word summary for one of the greatest oenological success stories of the past […]
While Côtes du Rhône is the largest and best-known appellation in France’s vast Rhône Valley, producing and shipping container loads of reliable and relatively affordable red, white, and rosé wines, it’s worth getting to know some of the region’s smaller appellations, especially those in the north.
Proud Texans will inform you that their state is bigger than all of France. Alaska, the largest state in America, is reportedly twice that size. Ours is a country of enormous geographic breadth and diversity, and so, unsurprisingly, drinking preferences vary by state. Using a BuzzFeed Community poll from March 2018, VinePair mapped what readers voted […]
Be honest. When offered the choice between an unknown indigenous varietal wine whose name you’ve never heard spoken aloud, and something more recognizable like, say, a Pinot Noir, how many of us take a walk on the wild side? And how many stick to what we know? (Given the sales and production data, smart money’s […]
Updated on 2018-07-10
In what feels like one of the most bizarre and ill-conceived product announcements of the year, hard-hitting Hulu drama The Handmaid’s Tale has just released a line of wines. As revealed by People on Tuesday morning, online wine marketplace Lot18 has partnered with MGM Television to offer a range to “celebrate” three of the show’s […]
Email questions to Adam at: advice@VinePair.com Why Do Wine Glasses Have Stems? This is a great question that most people actually don’t know the answer to, so I’m really glad you asked it! The stem of a wine glass isn’t there simply to make the glass look prettier or make it easier to break. Instead, […]
Chances are, if you offer white Burgundy to the average wine drinker, they’ll be flattered and delighted. Offer Chardonnay to many American wine drinkers, however, and it’s possible you’ll hear “ABC — Anything but Chardonnay!” Despite being California’s most widely planted wine grape, with 94,532 acres in 2016, many Americans are Chardonnay haters.