Porto tonico, a breezy combination of dry fortified wine and tonic water, is one of the world’s great aperitifs. It’s easy to make, fruity without being sweet, and gently refreshing. In Portugal, the early-evening cocktail is so widespread it almost seems compulsory. After work, you relax with a porto tonico. Going to the beach? Have […]
My first real experience with Sherry, the fortified Spanish wine beloved by British grandmas and hipster somms alike, was fittingly at Sherryfest in New York. These many iterations of Sherry were vast and varying, from light and salty to thick and syrupy. How could so much variety fall under one category? I asked a friend […]
One of the most special gift ideas for landmark occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries is a vintage bottle of wine. What can better stir up old, happy memories than a birth year or anniversary year bottle? The problem with gifting a vintage bottle of wine, however, is actually finding it in the first […]
Anything with a 4,000-year history is a little bit complicated. Wine is no exception, unfortunately for us. Over time, humanity’s favorite beverage has gotten more complex, and not just because the 20th century ushered in oodles of fun technology.