buying wine

Wine Is a Terrible Investment Because It’s Never Really Liquid

Wine Is a Terrible Investment Because It’s Never Really Liquid

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 […]

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Young Somms Are Creating Wine Clubs for People Who Actually Care About Wine

Young Somms Are Creating Wine Clubs for People Who Actually Care About Wine

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 […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Shipping Wines Across State Lines in 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Shipping Wines Across State Lines in 2017

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 […]

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Can an Algorithm Decode Your Palate to Find Your Perfect Wine?

Can an Algorithm Decode Your Palate to Find Your Perfect Wine?

The wine market in the U.S. is booming. The days of deciding whether you’d prefer a red or white to accompany your entree are long gone; choices now include rose and orange. (Hello, millennials!) Despite our relatively young wine industry, and cultural conditions like age restrictions, the United States consumes more wine by volume than […]

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7 Bottles to Taste to Learn About Mourvèdre

7 Bottles to Taste to Learn About Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre is one of our favorite red grapes. It buds and ripens late, produces firm wines that can be high in alcohol, and creates deliciously earthy wines with soft fruit flavors. One of the many glorious grape varietals of the Mediterranean, the grape is extremely popular in the Rhone Valley and Provence regions of France (hello, […]

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Don’t Let Anyone Tell You A Wine Vintage Is Bad (Or Good)

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You A Wine Vintage Is Bad (Or Good)

Making wine is risky business. Not only does it take costly equipment, from temperature-controlled tanks to pneumatic presses to oak barrels; it also includes some high stakes real estate and often-unpredictable biochemical reactions that keep winemakers constantly on their toes from fermentation right through to bottling. The biggest risk factor of them all? Mother Nature.

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