Thanksgiving, the holiday of food, football and, of course, family. And while we love the food part — who doesn’t love the one opportunity a year when gorging yourself is actually encouraged — the only thing we get nervous about is the part that includes family.
The last bottle of Loire Valley Chenin Blanc I opened was totally baffling; beautifully concentrated and floral, but with an initial undertone of something like burnt plastic that was an adjustment. After a few minutes of opening up outside in the inevitable fall air, it almost elicited a kind of melancholy in the glass. Metaphorically […]
Every year around this time, the campaign begins. Like an upstairs neighbor who insists on practicing their badly tuned trumpet at 2AM, no matter where you go, you’ll encounter marketing material for Beaujolais Nouveau. On the third Thursday of November, the wine gets released, and shops everywhere flood their shelves, hoping the aggressive marketing campaign […]
My family, on both sides, had always kept holidays dry. Those in my parents’ and grandparents’ generations simply were not drinkers and our events remained alcohol-free, with the exception of some compulsory Manischewitz at Passover, which was not actually intended for consumption. Somewhere along the way, the boldest of my older cousins started bringing cases […]
What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with a little wine and a little humor? From our family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving!
In case you aren’t already aware, this is a big year for the Jewish holiday Hanukkah. A holiday that usually has to share the spotlight with Christmas, always playing second fiddle to the cultural behemoth that is America’s winter wonderland, this year Hanukkah is standing out.
Every year, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, one of the strongest wine-marketing behemoths takes over: Beaujolais Nouveau season. Wine shops are overtaken with Beaujolais Nouveau displays, restaurants start pouring Beaujolais Nouveau, and people start buying the wine like crazy. All the hype would lead one, especially a novice, to believe that Beaujolais Nouveau must be worthy […]
While hosting Thanksgiving can be great fun, it can also create a ton of stress and anxiety. Having to manage friends, family, the menu and when to serve everything is enough to worry about without also having to think about the wine. To help you out, we’ve created a list of the 6 essential wines […]
Thanksgiving is a time to show your loved ones how much you really care. So what better way to give thanks to your Thanksgiving host than with a great wine-related gift? No matter what your host’s style, here are 9 gift recommendations that are sure to impress: This elegant House Wine Carafe will add a […]