On a cold and rainy Saturday a few weeks ago, we convened ten VinePair readers in a SoHo loft with one mission, help us select the best sparkling wines for the holiday season.
Week Of Bubbles
Sparkling wine is the perfect pairing at this time of year. Drink it as an aperitif, pair it with dinner, or with dessert. It goes with everything, and you’ll look elegant drinking it. There are a LOT of different kinds of bubbly out there – from just about every winegrowing country in the world – […]
Fast Food & Fine Wine #2: Popeyes Spicebox Chicken and 2004 Dom Pérignon Having trouble with the embedded video? Watch it on YouTube! The night air was so sharp and biting that upon heading out on my journey, I considered turning back. Snow was beginning to fall, crowds of people were all over the sidewalk, […]
The first time you see someone sabre a bottle of Champagne a series of thoughts run through your mind: Why is that person waving a knife…or perhaps a sword? What’s that in their other hand? A bottle of Champagne! Where is this going… Oh god. I’m about to get sprayed by Champagne at best, glass […]
The Quick And Dirty Guide To Sparkling Wines… Champagne Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, this is the gold standard of sparkling wine. Styles range from lean and crisp with lots of lemon, green apple and stony minerality to rich and full with aromas of brioche, toffee and baked apples. Rosé Champagne […]