It’s not common to find wines made in America from Spanish grapes. While French and even some Italian varietals can be found in vineyards all over the country, we usually only consume the grapes of Spain when we drink a wine that’s actually been made in that country.
While the quintessential steak and wine pairing might be seen by some as passé, there are still many moments when having a go to bottle of red that’s perfect with that steak you were craving is absolutely necessary. During the winter months in particular I find myself really craving this pairing.
In the dead of winter, sometimes all you need is a cozy place to sit, a warm blanket, a good book or a great show, and an easy-drinking bottle of red wine.
Piedmont is best known for Nebbiolo, the famous grape that goes into Barolo and Barbaresco. But Barbera has been making a name for itself for quite some time as a grape just as worthy of your attention. You might not age Barbera for decades like you would a fine Nebbiolo, but you’d be hard-pressed to find […]
Easy-drinking, soothing reds are perfect for a winter night. I’m talking about that time of year when you make a stew or roast not only because it’s a warming meal, but also because allowing the oven to run for a few hours helps to warm your cold home. For these types of meals, you need […]
Sometimes, you just have to treat yourself. Purchasing a bottle of Moet Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 is a surefire way to do just that. The name alone absolutely purrs with luxury, instantly transporting us to a rooftop party beneath the stars, where tiny and intricate hors d’oeuvres are served and members of the aristocracy plan to misbehave. Moet is the […]
Pinot Grigio often gets a bad rap, and for the most part, it’s deserved. Due to its popularity in the world of white wine, much of what’s available to most people at an accessible price is mass- produced, full of sugar, and pretty terrible.
’Tis the season for tons of dinner parties and get-togethers. There’s nothing quite as nourishing — emotionally, intellectually, culinarily — as eating and drinking with friends. But I’ve always found bringing wine to a dinner party to be one of the most anxiety inducing parts of life that most of us deal with on the regular, […]
Sometimes the weather calls for bubbles. The holiday season is certainly a perfect time to pop a cork or two. Champagne, naturally, is my go-to for such occasions, but the pricetag usually means only popping it on special occasions. Traditional bubbly is incredibly time consuming to produce, and due to all the time it takes to […]