Collecting wine can involve complex bidding wars on rare entities with nebulous certificates of authenticity (yeesh). Or it can be as simple as carefully choosing bottles and storing them properly. If you want to dip your toes into the collection pool, start with Italian wine. Sure, there are over 20 regions, and each region is […]
Pairing food with wine can be daunting. On the one hand, there’s science. Those who take that route will pore over acid matches and all that. But in the simplest terms, the best way to pair foods and wines is to remember one helpful rhyme: what grows together goes together. Translation? Eat foods grown and […]
Ten years ago, if you traveled to any wine region and visited its cellars, you’d likely find a barrel hall stacked high with small oak barrels. Not anymore. Now you’ll find these small oak barrels, called barriques, alongside a variety of others. Even the most traditional cellars might also have a concrete egg or two, […]
On the rugged, near-vertical slopes of northern Italy, minutes from the Swiss border, Nebbiolo is harvested by hand — and by helicopter. More than 25 miles of interconnected vineyards span this region, called the Valtellina valley, and its high-altitude grapes produce wines with zippy acidity, bright fruit, and food-friendly versatility. Surprisingly, the helicopter harvest was […]
If pressed to name just one signature red grape from northern Italy, most wine lovers would nominate Nebbiolo. Reputed for big, rich, age-worthy wines on par with other famous “B” wines like Brunello di Montalcino, Burgundy, and Bordeaux, Nebbiolo is best known for the wines of Piedmont’s Barolo. But Nebbiolo is actually more versatile than most […]
If you’ve ever had Barolo or Barbaresco, you’ve had Nebbiolo. A regal grape from the Italian region of Piedmont, Nebbiolo has a rabid fan base. Considered the favorite among many wine geeks, Nebbiolo is a grape that produces an age-worthy reds people lust after. And you don’t just have to look for Barbarescos and Barolos to find it. The […]
Fast Food & Fine Wine #7: Olive Garden Breadstick Sandwiches With Damilano Barolo Having trouble with the embedded video? Watch it on YouTube! As soon as Olive Garden announced their decision to use their very famous breadsticks as the base for sandwiches, we knew we had to try them.
Greece hasn’t had a very good summer. Even with Greece not exiting the Euro, there is still a long way to go to rebuild and strengthen the country’s economy. One of the main ways the country can do that is by exporting more of their goods across the globe, but that is much harder than […]
Whether you’re a hardcore fan of Game of Thrones or just a casual reader/watcher, it isn’t hard to observe that the characters like to drink wine, a lot of wine.