Here’s an unpopular opinion: I hate New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has a tendency to be completely overblown yet somehow also generic-tasting at the same time. Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is almost always overly fruity, aggressively herbaceous (if you can even categorize that signature jalapeño-cat pee stink as “herbaceous”), and far too boozy.
Pinot Grigio is often a wine thought of for porch sipping and garden parties. It’s been poo-pooed as of late as being not serious and over-ordered, and while it’s true that there are some seriously mass-produced bottles on the market, there are also still some stunners. Case in point, Scarbolo Ramato Pinot Grigio.
I drank a lot of Ravenswood in college. Mostly because I wanted to seem sophisticated and classy AF, but also because I just preferred it to beer. There was something to me that felt very adult about choosing wine over macro lager. But I was also on a budget, so while I had a taste […]
Rioja is one of the great wine regions of the world. Arguably the wine that put Spain on the map, the region’s red wines have become mainstays on wine lists and in wine shops across the country. But which Rioja should you buy? With the plethora of wines available to you at the store, we […]
Vicki, Staff Writer — Venica & Venica Jesera Pinot Grigio I drank a cold glass of Venica & Venica Jesera Pinot Grigio at my good friend Victoria’s book launch party on Monday night that was absolutely delightful. Her new book, Drink Pink, is all about the history and celebration of rosé, therefore only pink wines […]
The VinePair staff tries lots of drinks over the course of a week. These were our favorites in the third week of April. Vicki, Staff Writer — La Cuvee du Chat from Jean-Claude Chanudet Jean-Claude Chanudet’s “La Cuvee du Chat” was probably the best wine I drank all week. The palate is full of tart, […]
Malbec consistently remains one of the most popular red wines among everyday wine drinkers. Known for being lush and incredibly smooth, it seems the easier a Malbec is to drink, the more we enjoy it. If you’re looking for an easy-drinking and a well-made red at an unreal price, you should look no further that […]
Around 85 percent of Americans receive a tax refund, according to numbers released by the IRS. Better yet, in 2015, each person received an average of $3,120. That’s a lot of great wine purchases. Of course, not everyone gets that big of a chunk of change back. And, according to a survey by interest rate […]
Temperatures across the country are starting to rise and that means it’s finally time for rosé. And while many will reach for bottles from the Provence region of France, almost every wine region in the world is now making the pink liquid, and much of it is worth your attention.