It’s hard to ignore the prominence of wine in the Bible. According to the ”Oxford Companion to Wine,” the vine is mentioned more than any other plant.
wine in history
Why the hell are wines from the Napa Valley so expensive? As the owner of an international wine shop for seven years, I definitely sold my share of Napa Valley wine. The catch was that my wine shop was in downtown NYC — not an area of the city where one buys $60 Napa Valley reds and whites […]
You may know it from Tupac, Key & Peele, or Dr. Evil, but “pouring one out” is a lot older than you might think. It’s actually straight-up ancient. Just a quick refresher for the uninitiated: pouring one out refers to “the act of pouring liquid (usually an alcoholic beverage) on the ground as a sign […]
Let’s all admit it, at one point or another while opening a bottle of wine, we’ve all wondered what the heck that foil capsule was doing on the bottle. While a bottle would look naked to us without one, does the capsule actually serve a purpose besides causing us to complete an extra step on […]
Today is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday (cheers to you, president). While you probably know him best for being the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, you may not have pegged the president as a wine mogul. However, believe it or not, Jefferson was a huge fan of European wine – and bringing it to America. […]