Ever wonder how that German Riesling or tawny port you’re sipping got to the level of sweetness that it did? Hint: the winemakers didn’t just dump spoonfuls of sugar into the base wine and give it a quick stir. Sweet wines, which have had an unnecessarily negative connotation attached to them for a while, are […]
Anyone who understands Sherry, whether a Sommelier, producer, or native Jerezano, will tell you that you can’t possibly understand the wine without first understanding the food. In other words, it’s all about the food, and the wine is very much a condiment. This is why their international wine competition Copa Jerez is focused on food […]
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.
Sherry, the fortified wine made from white grapes that hails from Spain, has been experiencing quite a comeback recently. What used to be seen as a tired old drink consumed by your grandmother and her friends while in the midst of an epic game of bridge has reemerged as the digestif of choice among the […]
I’ve been interested in wine for as long as I can remember. I was the kid who would ask my mom for a sip at dinner, and knew that Châteauneuf-du-Pape was ‘the good stuff’ by the time I was 12. Not that this interest stopped me from rights of passage like Boone’s Farm and getting […]