Ever wonder what your favorite wine-slinging sommeliers are drinking once they’re off the floor? It goes without saying that these pros have endless access to the world of wine. With nearly every type of bottle imaginable at their fingertips, what exactly are they choosing to drink for fun? We asked 10 sommeliers across the country: […]
Pairing wine with food can seem like a daunting task. It’s not just an art — it’s science, too. When pairing wine and food, you’re pairing properties of wine (acid and tannin) with components in food (salt and fat). A good food-and-wine pairing will keep all of these components in balance, but a great food-and-wine pairing […]
We all have our favorite, ”safe” grape varieties — you know, the ones we buy consistently every Friday night to pair with takeout, or the ones we order when faced with an intimidating wine list. But did you know there are over 10,000 grape varieties out there in the world?
Delving into the wine list at a restaurant can definitely be intimidating. With endless regions, countless producers, and an infinite number of bottles, ordering a bottle you’ll actually enjoy can feel like a shot in the dark. We took it to the pros and asked 10 sommeliers across the country which wines are generally a […]
Here at VinePair, we believe you should drink what you love. But we can also admit that there is a little part in all of us that wants to occasionally feel like a total badass when ordering wine. Sommeliers face a bombardment of wine orders day and in and day out, and some of those choices naturally […]
A restaurant’s wine list can be incredibly daunting. Long menus are filled with producers we’ve never heard of and grape varietals we can’t pronounce, plus all that extra information about cuvée and vintage that’s meant to demystify a wine and only makes it more obscure. Because wine lists can be so intimidating, most of us tend to gravitate toward wines […]
If you’ve ever had the chance to sneak a peek at a restaurant’s wine cellar, you’ll probably be surprised by the number of bottles that you see. Restaurants and wine bars are swimming in quality wine, ranging from everyday drinking bottles to back vintages of some of the most prestigious wines around. Despite the cornucopia […]
In world full of wine, some grapes just get all the love. While we definitely adore our classic regions and varietals, there are so many grapes and grape-growing areas of the world that tend to go unnoticed in the shadows of their more widely known counterparts. Understanding the world of wine can certainly be a […]
Let’s face it: There’s a lot of freakin’ wine on the market nowadays. New producers, wine regions, and winemaking styles are popping up left and right, and we’re loving every second of it. From the most sought-after bottles to the mass-produced, chemically manipulated stuff, there’s just more than ever before.