Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany. These are undoubtedly the world’s best-known wine-growing regions. But look beyond the clichéd mainstays and you’ll see that one of the most exciting, diverse, and rapidly expanding grape-growing epicenters is actually below the equator. Way below. For years, Chile has provided the world with a wealth of Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Merlots, […]
Sommeliers are often regarded as the gatekeepers of wine trends. This isn’t entirely true. Sure, somms influence how restaurants stock and sell wine, and how those eating there purchase and drink it. But dining out is, for most Americans, not an everyday occasion — and very few of us are at the same restaurants frequently […]
Ever look at a few wine labels and find your eyes swimming in what looks like code? You’re not the only one. Among the myriad pieces of intel crunched onto each label (producer, grape variety) is the wine’s appellation, usually designated by a two-to-four-letter acronym. Written as abbreviations such as AVA, AOP, and DOC, appellations […]
Two years from now, it will have all seemed inevitable. You will want wine, and instead of going to your local brick-and-mortar store, you will log onto your Amazon Prime account, do a quick search, compare prices, glance at ratings, and order. It will be delivered to your doorstep. For free. Industry observers and consumers […]
Working in the wine industry seems like a glamorous life, what with the sipping of various juices throughout the day, the suits and dresses with little pins fastened to their collars, and don’t forget all of those exclusive, late-night tastings and dinners. However, wine industry jobs require an immense amount of work and are generally […]
Picture this: It’s 4:59 p.m. and you’re counting down those last 60 seconds until freedom. You’re pretending to finish whatever “document” you’re working on, but in reality, your mind has already drifted to the shelf of your local wine shop, fantasizing about which bottle will be the lucky winner to come home with you tonight.
The holy grail is finding a good bottle of wine for under $10. We’re not just talking about a wine that is drinkable, we’re talking about a wine that you genuinely enjoy drinking, and want to drink again and again.
For many people, heading to the local wine shop can be an intimidating and anxiety-inducing experience. All you want to do is get in and get out with a bottle of wine you’re going to enjoy. But in your state of panic, you’re likely to make a few mistakes that may cause you to be […]
America is undergoing a drinking revolution. Across the board, people are seeking out great drinks, from delicious cocktails to pleasing glasses of wine and creative craft beer. And helping to lead the way in this drinking renaissance are some of America’s greatest cities. Everyone thinks their town is the best drinking town in America, but […]