Wine retailers working on commission will insist that price correlates with quality, but, the truth is, spending a little extra doesn’t guarantee you’ll end up with a better bottle of wine. In fact, if you know where to look, you can find considerable value in the $10 to $20 range. To help you find the […]
Wine retail is changing. Gone are the days when a trip to the bottle shop came with the risk of being guilted into spending more than you intended, thanks to judgemental and intimidating staffers who favor esoteric shelving systems. Instead, welcoming sales teams with a “we studied so you don’t have to” mantra are helping […]
Splurging on Champagne should be enjoyable, but, with the wine’s premium price tag, things can easily become intimidating. To help make sure your hard-earned money returns the perfect bottle, we’ve compiled a list of the best Champagnes to buy right now. All bubbles were blind-tasted by VinePair staff and a group of trusted industry professionals.
“Bordeaux comes with a lot of baggage,” says James Sligh, sommelier at much-loved New York wine bar La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels.
I’ve been a fan of Schramsberg and its sparkling wines for the 15 years or so I’ve been reviewing wine, and my recent tasting of the famed California winery’s Mirabelle Brut Rosé reminded me of why. I can’t think of another American sparkling wine house that delivers with the same quality and consistency.
There’s nothing quite as bittersweet as drinking a wine, loving it, and then, over the subsequent years, seeing that wine get more and more expensive, to the point at which you simply can’t afford it anymore. On the one hand, you’re happy to have had the opportunity to drink the wine when it was still […]
Two major technological innovations hit American consumers in 1972. Pocket calculators debuted (average price: $100 and up), decades before smartphones would render them useless. Subscription-based monthly wine clubs also launched, providing generations of fallback gifts for that weird uncle nobody really knows, and the wellspring of California Cab your dad sips while watching reruns of M*A*S*H […]
Last Monday, The New York Times published an article with implications for anyone who likes to buy wine online. Titled “Wines Are No Longer Free to Travel Across State Lines,” the piece detailed the intricacies of interstate wine shipping. Its conclusion? Consumers from all but 14 states can no longer legally ship wine across state […]
Send all questions to: email@example.com Is it weird that I hate pumpkin beers? And is there any way to escape them this time of year? Not weird at all, kind sir. I hate them as well. Never been my thing. This year I’ve had a few good ones that have me rethinking my stance, but I want […]