Châteauneuf-Du-Pape is one of the most celebrated wine regions in France. It is famous for its powerful red wines made from a blend of up to 18 different grapes, though often Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre are the only three grapes used. While this region in Southern Rhône used to fly somewhat under the radar, especially […]
Cabernet Sauvignon can be intense when you first try it. The tannins can often be aggressive, and if you’re not used to the mouth-drying sensation they cause, you might not immediately think the wine is your cup of tea.
When the season turns to fall, almost no other dish seems to embody the season quite like roast chicken. In the summer, no one wants to turn on the oven, allowing it to heat up an already overheated house, but as the air turns crisp, a warm oven is a welcome occurrence.
For some reason seafood tends to be one of the more intimidating food categories to pair with wine. That’s because seafood can be so delicate that some wines that might work with a lobster may also do very poorly with a roasted bass.
It started to rain here in New York right around lunchtime yesterday, and when that happens most people turn to Seamless. I always have a pang of guilt about sending a delivery person outside during a heavy downpour. But it seems to be a good deal for them – as demand rises, they’re hopefully warmed by additional tips, […]
Rhone style blends are one of the most accessible and crowd pleasing styles of red wine. Usually comprising a mix of Grenache, Syrah and Mouvedre – also known affectionately as a GSM blend – the blend has taken off not just in France, but in regions around the world, including the US.
Next week finally marks the start of college football, and soon after that, pro, and that means one thing: tailgating season has finally arrived. Being outdoors in the fall is one of the most spectacular experiences. Everything is starting to cool off and white wines that are simply refreshing, but also have a bit of […]
Viognier is one of the most celebrated Rhone Varietals, creating a wine that is floral and smooth and ideal for seafood. But we don’t see it as often as we should on the American table.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that starting in August and into the fall is the best time of the year for grilling. Sure, August is hot, but as we approach Labor Day and the weather starts to cool, there’s no better place to be than outside with friends, cooking […]