Selling port is a bit of an uphill climb. This is an era of esoteric drinking, with somms championing the latest undiscovered region, Sunotry sending Scotch into outer space, and the rest of us gearing up for the dry, fruity, nuanced powerhouse reds of fall. And of course, port has its stereotypes: sweet, uncomplicated, stuff to […]
Whether you love or hate the world’s most famous fortified wine, Port is more than just a sugary red responsible for epic hangovers.
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.
One of the things we believe in here at VinePair is that you can pair wine with anything. So with Easter around the corner, we decided to challenge ourselves to find two wines that cut nicely through the intense sugary flavor of both Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs.
Do you remember wine cheese from your childhood – the orange and red-ish swirled cheese that comes in a container? My parents loved serving it as a pre-dinner snack with Triscuits or for “special occasions” like Thanksgiving and family gatherings. It’s not fancy or gourmet, but it is delicious and addictive in that I-know-this-is-bad-for-me-but-I-can’t-stop-eating-it sort […]
One of our favorite desserts at the end of a long meal is an affogato. The flavors of the espresso meld perfectly with the vanilla ice cream to create a creamy dessert that’s easy to make, yet impressive nonetheless.
For most drinkers the country of Portugal exists to produce one and only one alcoholic beverage, Port, the luscious elixir that’s popular for closing out a meal, particularly around the holidays if you’re a Brit. To say that Portugal has a branding problem is an understatement.
For decades, the English have had the tradition of drinking port—the fortified, sweet wine drunk most commonly after dinner—on Christmas. It’s a wonderful tradition—so wonderful, in fact, that we’d like to suggest that the tradition be picked up stateside. Why are we advocating that we Yankees take on this tradition? Well, because port’s delicious, and […]