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 […]
During a recent trip to Munich, I took a brief respite from the many liters of beer I’d been consuming to order a glass of German wine as a nightcap. My family was shocked when the glass that arrived was not white, but red. “They make red wine in Germany?” they asked, puzzled. “Is it […]
Father’s Day is about spending time with and appreciating the man who raised you. It doesn’t all have to be about the stereotypical ties and socks. When it comes to finding the perfect gift for dad, there’s nothing better than kicking your feet up, grabbing some wine, and sharing conversation over the perfect bottle. Here […]
California wine isn’t only Napa Cabernet. In fact, there is a cornucopia of options available to you, no matter your taste. Just follow this simple flowchart and we’ll point you to your ideal red wine from California.
March is one of the most frustrating months of the year. In our minds, spring has arrived, though more likely than not, the temperatures still feel like winter. We’re sick of hibernating indoors and sipping fuller-bodied reds, craving the long ago days of summer sun and lighter-bodied vinos. However, March doesn’t have to be so […]
Are you someone who loves a light Pinot Noir or an earthy Cabernet Franc? Don’t we all. While we don’t entirely feel that drinking the same varietals over and over again is boring (I mean, who ever got bored of drinking red Burgundy?!), it definitely does constrain your palate to a very small pool of wine […]
Even vino virgins know you serve red wine with steak and white wine with fish, right? Perhaps traditionally, but not anymore. “Conventionality can sometimes be destructive to creativity,” says Charles Ford, sommelier and general manager at Daisies Chicago.
Looking for good wine at a great value? A California red blend could be your answer. But what exactly is in this mysterious blend? Actually, it could be a lot of things. On top of that, some wines not even marketed as blends are blends. The base of your California red blend is most likely the […]
On a chilly December night, there are only two things we want to be drinking — booze and hot chocolate — and there’s nothing worse than having to decide between the two. So we decided: Why not both? After multiple attempts of swirling and sipping, we’ve finally perfected the recipe for this flawless yet simple Red Wine Hot […]