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.
A go-to bottle of Pinot Noir under $15 is almost impossible to come by, especially if the wine says it was made in one of the world’s premiere Pinot Noir regions, like California’s Russian River Valley. What you usually find at the $15 price point is a Pinot that is overly extracted, insanely ripe and sweet, […]
Come late February, the weather is just plain unpredictable. Although it should be snowing and cold, we start seeing freakishly warm days that move us straight into that springtime mentality. Days are warm, nights are cold, and we just don’t know what the hell we should be drinking. Our heads scream red, our hearts beat […]
I have no doubt that someone has calculated how much sparkling wine will be consumed on Valentine’s Day, but let’s just round things off and say that it will be an ocean of bubbly. I can’t think of a wine-growing country or region that doesn’t produce sparkling wine, and that’s the point: The choices are […]
A winter storm is poised to pummel the East Coast. That means schools and offices across the country and going through the willtheyorwon’tthey scenario: Will you have to work tomorrow? Or will you get to cozy up at home? Like any winter storm, there is probably a 50-50 chance this one is going to wind up being […]
It’s not common to find wines made in America from Spanish grapes. While French and even some Italian varietals can be found in vineyards all over the country, we usually only consume the grapes of Spain when we drink a wine that’s actually been made in that country.