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Spain’s Rule-Breaking White Rioja Gets a Second Life Thanks to Sherry and a Nosy American Journalist

Spain’s Rule-Breaking White Rioja Gets a Second Life Thanks to Sherry and a Nosy American Journalist

When VinePair included CVNE’s 2014 Monopole Clasico in our 50 Best wines of 2018, we described the white Rioja as a “unicorn” of a wine. And we didn’t use the descriptor lightly. The bone-dry, savory blend truly is one of a kind, both in terms of its flavor and unique elaboration. Pronounced “coo-nay,” and an […]

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The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2019

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2019

With over 70 wine-producing nations worldwide, and innumerable subregions and appellations, choosing where to take your next wine-fueled vacation can be tricky. To create the ultimate list of wine travel destinations for 2019, we analyzed trends and tourism developments worldwide. We love Napa, Bordeaux, and Tuscany, but we wanted to highlight regions beyond those usual […]

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A Field Guide to Sherry, the Most Versatile Wine You Aren’t Drinking

A Field Guide to Sherry, the Most Versatile Wine You Aren’t Drinking

Sherry has a PR problem. Much to the chagrin of its enthusiasts and producers, sherry has a reputation for being sweet, dessert-like, and out of style. On many American wine lists, it’s an afterthought at best. The ironic reality is that the fortified wine from Spain’s Jerez region, also known as the Sherry Triangle, is […]

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Brewers Are Using an Ancient Technique to Create New, Funky Solera Beers

Brewers Are Using an Ancient Technique to Create New, Funky Solera Beers

At the inaugural Beer With(out) Beards festival in Brooklyn last summer, attendees lined up for Black Project, a Denver, Colo., outfit specializing in spontaneous and wild ales. Behind the table, with a bucket of bottles and opener poised at her hip, stood Sarah Howat, Black Project’s operations manager. Sour and other spontaneously fermented or wild […]

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Bodegas Grant ‘La Garrocha’ Amontillado Sherry NV

Bodegas Grant ‘La Garrocha’ Amontillado Sherry NV

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 […]

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You Can Tell a Bar Is Serious if It Has A Fancy Banana Cocktail on the Menu

You Can Tell a Bar Is Serious if It Has A Fancy Banana Cocktail on the Menu

Modern mixology is bananas. It’s now easier to get a fantastic cocktail in any corner of the country, a win for those of us who consider drinking a four-season, off-court sport. On the flip side, the movement elevates prices and the sort of panoramic pretension in which your Uncle Jimmy describes his Applebee’s Margarita as […]

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