What’s better than wine? Wine with bubbles, of course! The sparkling wine trend is booming. In 2015, Americans consumed over 21 million cases of wine, according to the Wine Institute. For winemakers, this means two things: First of all, there’s a much bigger reward in focusing on producing excellent sparkling wine, since consumers are clamoring […]
It’s President’s Day weekend and we all know what that means: Three. Day. Weekend. President’s Day is the federal holiday we celebrate on the third Monday in February to honor George Washington’s birthday, though the holiday’s significance has shifted to include all of our nation’s presidents. For such a patriotic weekend, we’re raising a glass of the […]
When it comes to wine, finding a solid bottle for under $10 can be a real challenge. At this price point much of what’s out there isn’t very good, or has been engineered in a way that makes it taste exactly the way you think it would taste — usually sweet, the kind of sweet […]
As the sweltering heat of summer begins to set in, sometimes all you really need to get through it is a bottle of cold, crisp white wine. Let’s be clear about what we mean by this – you’re looking for a wine that is easy, not one to ponder over. There is space for ponder […]
As the weather warms up, you may find yourself walking into a wine shop and instinctively grabbing for a tall, thin bottle, tinted green and sealed with a screw top, anticipating the satisfaction of the light, bubbly, crisp white wine known as Vinho Verde. On a summer afternoon, it’s really the perfect drink, and can […]
Has your wallet become home to moths only? Holiday over-spending need not force Sober January, or giving up good juice for boxed plonk. Instead of going dry, try the bargain hunter’s secret weapon: Portuguese wines. With over 200 indigenous grape varieties, and more U.S. imports than ever, there’s bottles for everything from prime rib to […]
Christmas Eve traditions can vary. For some, it’s dinner and Midnight Mass. For others, it might be an annual holiday marathon starting with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and maybe some Ernest Saves Christmas. Some people won’t even look at (or put out) presents, and others just tear into the whole mess like tomorrow’s never coming.
Few wines signify summer quite like Vinho Verde. These fresh, young wines are fun, easy to drink and the perfect libation for spending the day in the sun. They’re also incredibly affordable. Some of the best Vinho Verde’s you can find are under $10 a bottle, and while you could spend more, you don’t need […]
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.